Every year, tens of thousands of people undergo hip replacement surgery. One of the major reasons is the wearing down of the hip joint. This is most often due to the effects of osteoarthritis; however, other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, bone tumors and avascular necrosis – a condition that causes loss of bone due to insufficient blood supply – can also lead to problems with the hip joint. Keeping your hips in healthy condition can help you avoid this surgery.
ACL tears are one of the most common sports injuries experienced by athletes - especially those playing agility sports, such as basketball, soccer and football. And while an ACL injury occurs in greater numbers in males, female athletes are 2-8 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury while playing their sport.
ACL tears happen as a result of quick, sharp, twisting or pivoting motions, or when a person hyperextends the leg. And without prompt and proper treatment, it's the type of injury that can sideline a player for months.
These are the symptoms you need to know:
- A popping sound or feeling a pop at the time of injury
- Intense, sudden, or sharp pain
- Inability to walk, move, or stand following injury
- Swelling within 5 - 6 hours of injury
- Inability to bend or straighten the knee
If you've suffered an ACL injury, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is here to help you get back on your feet and in the game. We offer only the most advanced ACL reconstruction techniques, performed by highly trained sports medicine physicians.
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5788 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 752-7246