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Knee Ligament Injuries

Anatomy, Pathology, and Treatments:

The knee joint has many ligaments that contribute to the stability of the knee. The main ligaments are the cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL) and the collateral ligaments (MCL and LCL). Collateral ligaments are important structures for the stability of the knee. These ligaments may be stretched or tethered and scarred in an arthritic knee as a result of worsening deformity such as knock-knee or bowed legs.

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, connects the femur to the tibia. The ACL is commonly injured in contact and non-contact type sports such as football and soccer. An injury will usually be associated with pain in the knee and swelling. Meniscus tears can commonly be found with ACL tears, but can also develop as a result of an ACL-deficient knee. Cartilage injuries will commonly occur at the time of the ACL injury and have been implicated in the development of post-traumatic arthritis in the knee. Many physicians will recommend surgically reconstructing the ACL in an active person that wants to decrease instability in the knee. A surgery may also decrease a person’s chance for developing further cartilage and meniscus damage as a result of persistent knee instability.

Symptoms
  • Knee Buckles or gives way
  • Instability
  • Pain
  • Knee clicking, catching, or locking

Cruciate ligament deficiency may cause one to feel their knee is not stable. It may buckle or give way and cause them to fall. This may be apparent when involved in sporting type activities such as jumping, pivoting or twisting. In severe cases, it may cause symptoms when performing activities of daily living such as walking or climbing stairs. Subsequent instability episodes in the ACL deficient knee have been implicated as risk factors for further cartilage and meniscus damage, which may further increase ones risk of post-traumatic arthritis. This may cause pain and mechanical symptoms such as clicking, catching or locking.

What we Treat

Knee Treatments
Knee Arthritis
Knee Tendon Injuries
Knee Ligament Injuries
Meniscus Tears

Hip Treatments
Hip Arthritis
Hip Labrum Tears
Hip Impingement
Hip Dysplasia
Avascular Necrosis
Fractures

Reviews

Jay Mcfarland
15:06 18 Feb 20
I can not understate how much I would recommend Dr.Jimenez. I have been to a lot of doctors for my knees. Dr. Jimenez is the best. I had Bi-lateral knee replacement on Dec 30,2019. I was up and walking on day 2. Two weeks out walking with little assistance other than a cane. Most importantly, PAIN FREE! I honestly didnt think that would ever be possible again. I would recommend him to anyone. His staff is top notch. Very friendly and professional. They made me feel comfortable and kept me informed on what to expect throughout the process. Thankyou so much Naomi,Henry and Dr.jimenez! Yall are a Godsend!read more
Andrea Stearns
01:01 11 Dec 19
Dr. Jimenez is an exceptional surgeon and an incredible person. He and his team go above and beyond for his patients. Dr. Jimenez replaced both my hips August 2018. Recovery was quick thanks to the surgical approach and Dr. Jimenez’s expert skill.  He is a real-life super hero!read more
Joy Pehl
19:34 04 Dec 19
Wanda Corbitt
17:50 13 Nov 19
I chose Dr. Jimenez based on the reviews. I had my first appointment with theNurse Practitioner. He was very pleasant and explained everything to me. I am still waiting for an appointment to get injections in both knees. The issue is with the Medical Assistant,Naomi. I talked with her personally and was told she hasn’t had time to get approval. I am inclined to go to a different Doctor just because of her attitude. She literally said she is only one person and injections weren’t a priority. I hope the Dr. And Nurse Practioner are aware that she is running patients off.read more
Jeff Reeder
22:46 11 Nov 19