The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main soothing ligaments in the knee.
The ACL is required for normal function of the knee.
ACL injuries normally happen when you’re playing sports, though sometimes an injury can develop over time.
A tear in your ACL can happen when you slow down suddenly and then twist, sidestep or have an awkward landing.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the knee joint without making a large incision (cut) through the skin and other soft tissues.
Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your surgeon can use very small incisions, rather than the larger incision needed for open surgery.
Hip replacements are usually performed by making a cut over the side of the hip and then cutting out the affected bone and replacing it with an artificial part (prosthesis).
Some surgeons use minimally invasive techniques.
It is thought that there may be less blood loss, less pain and quicker healing with this technique but it is not proven.
A complete knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with an artificial material (Prosthesis).
During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell.
Depending on the condition of the kneecap portion of the knee joint, a plastic “button” may also be added under the kneecap surface.
A partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement for some patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
This surgery can be done when the damage is confined to a particular compartment of the knee.
A partial knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace only one part of a damaged knee.
Partial knee replacement are most often done with smaller incisions, so there is less recovery time.