Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, commonly known as the ACL, are very common in sports from skiing to football. Find out more about this debilitating injury by taking a look at this video.
An ACL tear is usually indicated by a popping sound and a feeling that the knee has separated. Immediate treatment is very important, including icing the ligament to reduce swelling and working to maintain range of motion. After range of motion has been reestablished, surgery is usually the next course of action to repair the torn ligament and associated injuries.
If you’ve torn your ACL, call a reputable knee doctor in NYC like Dr. Drew Stein. To schedule an appointment call us at (212) 398-2300. Located in New York, our office can help you heal from and repair the injury so you can get back to your life as soon as possible.