High impact sports can be murder on knee joints. Among all the joints in your body, the knee joint supports the most weight. Add to that the stress and pressure of high impact sports, and you have ripe conditions for knee injury.
With specialists who are double board certified in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is exceptionally qualified to diagnose and treat PCL injuries. Our Atlanta practice is equipped to provide a full menu of treatments for knee injuries, including cartilage and bone damage that often accompanies PCL injuries. Your PCL repair will be determined based on the graded severity of your injury. From conservative treatment to restore a stretched ligament to PCL reconstruction surgery to repair a complete tear, you can trust that our top priority is to effectively stabilize your knee joint and help you return to a high-functioning lifestyle.
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Your posterior cruciate ligament is among the four major ligaments that help your knee joint move properly. It prevents the shinbone from moving too far backwards and from twisting outwards. An injured PCL results in knee instability and a tendency for the shinbone to sag backwards when the knee is bent at 90 degrees. PCL injuries are most often caused by a direct impact to the front of the shinbone when the knee is bent. This can occur during a car accident, a twisting or overextension injury or when an athlete falls down with a bent knee.
At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we are known for our superior, patient-centered care and cutting-edge treatment options. If you need an accurate diagnosis or advanced treatment options for your PCL injury, turn to one of our reputable orthopedic surgeons in Atlanta. We have sports medicine physicians who have worked with professional sports teams such as the NFL Atlanta Falcons and NHL Atlanta Thrashers.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation for PCL Reconstruction in Atlanta.