Multiple Knee Ligament Injuries Treatment
The knee depends on four main ligaments to support and stabilize the joint. These ligaments connect the femur to the tibia and fibula, holding the leg bones together at the knee joint. When trauma to the knee occurs, one or more ligaments can be sprained or torn. If you suffer from complex multiple knee ligament injuries, treatment is available from the sports injury and orthopedic specialists at DOCS Health in Los Angeles.
The four knee joint ligaments include the collateral ligaments on the inside and outside of the knee (LCL and MCL) and the cruciate ligaments in the front and back (ACL and PCL). The collateral ligaments stabilize and support the knee on the sides, and the cruciate ligaments support the knee bones from the front and behind. When a severe twist or blow to the knee occurs from a high-impact sports injury or from a fall, multiple ligaments may be torn or damaged, requiring repair.
Repairing Complex Knee Ligament Injuries
When two or more knee ligaments are damaged in an injury, it usually involves a cruciate and collateral ligament. An ACL and MCL injury are a common combination when the knee sustains a direct, high-energy blow on the outside of the knee. Most complex multiple knee ligament injuries will require surgery for treatment and recovery. Depending on the extent of the injury, ligaments may need to be reattached to the bones or reconstructed using tendons or other tissues. Knee ligament surgery is followed by extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy to restore strength and function to the knee joint.
At DOCS Health, we have a team of experienced orthopedic surgeons who specialize in complex sports injury treatments. Our state-of-the-art surgical center in Los Angeles is equipped to perform advanced knee surgeries, including ones for multiple types of knee ligament injuries. For more information or to schedule an appointment at our facility, call or contact us online.