What is ACL?
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a multi-vesicular structure whose attachments to the femur and tibia as well as its location within the knee, are crucial to its ability to restrict joint motion. ACL is a multi-fascicle due to the numerous collagen bundles that make up its structure. Due to this configuration, a distinct area of the ligament is taut throughout the range of motion and is hence functional.
What is an ACL injury?
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury happens due to a tear or sprain of this tough band of tissue that helps connect the thigh bone (femur) to the shinbone. ACL injuries mostly occur in athletes or individuals during sports such as football, basketball, tennis, skiing, etc. or any physical activity due to an unavoidable change in body position at the time of the injury.
What are ACL injury causes?
- Abruptly reducing speed and shifting course
- Swiveling while keeping a foot firmly in place
- Uncomfortably landing after a jump.
- Stopping abruptly
- Sustaining a direct knee strike or colliding with another object, such as during a football tackle
What are ACL injury signs and symptoms?
- Loud popping or the feeling of “popping” in the knee
- Severe ache and difficulty proceeding with activity
- Sudden swelling
- Difficulty at the moment in the leg and knee
- A sensation of trembling due to body weight
What is the diagnosis of an ACL injury?
To detect an ACL injury, specialists examine the knee and the symptoms of ligament breakage. The doctor will examine the knee for swelling and discomfort. In order to evaluate the joint’s range of motion, he or she might also move your knee to check the position and injury. X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound could also be performed to check the ligaments and seriousness of the injury or if you have any other bone fractures.
What is the treatment for an ACL injury?
First aid: During an ACL injury, first aid is given as a priority for reducing swelling and pain, such as resting as much as possible, applying ice daily to the injury, and wrapping a bandage around the injury. In order to lessen further pain and swelling, lie with the knee elevated with a pillow or some other support.
Medical Treatment: Further medical treatment for an ACL depends on its severity. Rehabilitative therapy is given by the doctor for recovery at home with regular supervision and consultation with the doctor.
Rehabilitation aims to lessen discomfort and swelling, restore full range of motion in your knee, and build up your muscles. Some medications might be prescribed for pain and swelling. Sometimes doctors recommend surgery for severe cases.
ACL surgery: ACL surgery is necessary to treat or remove the damaged portion of the ACL. Small incisions are used during surgery, allowing patients to return home the same day.. Your doctor will advise care and precautions, as well as physical therapy for muscle strengthening during recovery time Full recovery may take 8–9 months post surgery.
Know About your Doctor
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