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Ligament Injuries


 

Ligament Injuries

o Ligament injuries of the knee are common and can be quite painful. Some knee ligament injuries can require surgery while others do not. Commonly injured knee ligaments include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL), and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Our goal at Sports Health Northwest is to accurately diagnose your knee injury and work with you to tailor treatment options supporting ligament healing and knee stability in order to help you resume working towards your fitness goals and get back in the game.


  • Ligament Injuries

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Since the knee has the largest joint surface and
is weightbearing, it is a commonly injured body part. In the U.S., over one million people go to
the emergency department each year for knee pain due to injuries. 

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Ligament injuries of the knee are common and can
be quite painful. A history of sudden
knee pain after an injury is suspicious for a ligament injury. It is important to know they position of your
leg and body when the injury occurred.
Did the pain begin immediately?
If not, how long after the injury did the pain begin? Did you hear or feel a “pop” at the time of
injury? Is the pain constant or does it
come and go?

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Some knee ligament injuries can require surgery
while others do not. If you suspect you
have experienced a knee ligament injury, it is important to seek care from a
sports medicine specialist. 

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A sports injury specialist can obtain the
important history regarding the mechanism of injury and perform a careful
physical exam utilizing special tests and paying close attention to the commonly
injured knee ligaments including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the
medial collateral ligament (MCL), and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).

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Our goal at Sports Health Northwest in Portland
is to accurately diagnose your knee injury and work with you to tailor
treatment options supporting ligament healing and knee stability in order to
help you resume working towards your fitness goals and get back in the game.

Location
Sports Health Northwest, Inc
12672 NW Barnes RD, STE 100
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-747-6376
Fax: 503-530-8406
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503-747-6376