Prof. Dr. Mehmet İşyar – Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Doktoru

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Mehmet İşyar, M.D. Prof

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament that is an important component of the knee joint. The ACL has the task of stabilizing the knee and controlling the relationship between the anterior and posterior thigh bones. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are a common orthopedic problem, often occurring during sports activities or as a result of sudden movements.

These injuries are usually characterized by severe pain, swelling and limitation of movement in the knee joint. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries, which are especially common in sports such as soccer, basketball, skiing, ski jumping, can often be accompanied by a popping sound or crunching.

It should not be forgotten that anterior cruciate ligament injuries are a serious problem that requires treatment. Treatment options include surgical intervention (anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction), physical therapy, rehabilitation and pain management. Surgical intervention is usually preferred when the ligament is completely torn or the tear is severe and involves creating a new ligament.

It is important to treat anterior cruciate ligament injuries because untreated or under-treated injuries can progress and negatively affect joint health. Rehabilitation after treatment helps patients regain their strength and mobility and helps prevent recurrence of the injury.

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