Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers baseball players and other dedicated athletes with Tommy John Surgery as an option to repair torn ligaments in the elbow. This injury, a torn or damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), commonly affects pitchers in baseball. This procedure was named after Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John. Over half of Tommy John’s career wins came after his surgery.
At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we are proud to offer the most advanced techniques in ACL Reconstruction. Our sports medicine team is equipped with extensive training and experience in all types of knee injuries. In fact, we are known for our minimally invasive techniques and successful outcomes for patients who suffer from ACL tears or other knee injuries.
Our Atlanta practice uses Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction to effectively reconstruct the torn ligament of the knee with a tissue graft. In many cases, the damaged ligament is replaced with a graft that is harvested from the patient’s patellar tendon. While this is a common knee ligament injury, an experienced and qualified surgeon is needed to ensure your surgery is successful and that you regain full function of your knee. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we implement treatment strategies that relieve your immediate pain as well as ensure your knee joint is restored for future activities or long-term sports performance.
ACL Knee Injury
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four major ligaments of the knee that connects thighbone to the shinbone and helps stabilize the knee joint. This ligament also prevents excessive forward movement of the lower leg as well as limits rotational movements of the knee. Injury to the ACL can occur during sports when there is a sudden change of direction, improper landing from a jump, direct side knee trauma or when slowing down during running. Patients may experience an audible popping sound and a buckling of the knee followed by knee instability. If you are experiencing symptoms of an ACL tear, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians can deliver the superior, patient-centered care you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with a qualified orthopedic surgeon who is a pioneer in sports medicine. Our physicians have high success rates in ACL Reconstruction.