Multiple Knee Ligament Injuries
The knee relies on four essential ligaments for stability. These ligaments work together to control all the motion that occurs between the thigh bone and leg bone. When you are engaged in activities such as walking, running, jumping or turning, the ligaments control stability in the knee.
These ligaments are the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral collateral ligament. The main ligaments and the knee are supported by a series of smaller ligaments. Together, your knee ligaments provide stability and allow you to bear weight on the joint.
In most knee injuries, only one ligament suffers damage. A ligament tear will typically heal with rest and conservative treatment. Multiple knee ligament injuries are rare but represent a medical emergency. You may suffer multiple knee ligament injuries in a major accident involving blunt force trauma or a fall. If injuries are isolated to the knee and other joints, you can seek expert treatment from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California.
Multiple Knee Ligament Injury Risks
There are a number of potential risks associated with multiple knee ligament injuries. The knee may require a procedure known as a reduction, which involves an orthopedic surgeon putting the knee back in place. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds have extensive experience in providing effective treatment options for multiple knee ligament injuries.
In a small number of cases, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics may recommend bracing and rehabilitation to reduce pain and instability. However, if injuries are severe, surgery is usually required to reconstruct the damaged ligaments. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds will provide treatment recommendations for multiple knee ligament injuries on an individualized basis.
To begin your road to recovery, reach out to Silicon Valley Orthopaedics to book an appointment with Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds today.