If you are experiencing a swollen knee, limited movement of the joint of your knee due to either pain or swelling, which is sometimes accompanied by your knee simply giving out, you could be experiencing a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. A torn ACL most often happens in athletes due to the additional stress caused on your joints. Whether large or small, a torn ACL needs to be seen immediately by your local Midtown East orthopedists at the offices of Andrew Rokito MD for treatment to prevent any further injury from occurring. Our fully trained orthopedic experts can guide you through your individual treatment to get you back in the game.
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament are one of the most common that occur to the knee in patients today. Torn ACLs happen for a whole host of reasons. A sudden force to your knee caused from a rapid change of direction, skipping a step on the stairs, or even slowing down from a fast run can all cause your ACL to tear. Your Midtown East orthopedist will work with you to identify any previous conditions that could affect your injury and assist you in finding the right course of treatment. Many ACL tears can be treated with a simple and assisted rehabilitation program. Dr. Andrew Rokito MD utilizes state of the art x-rays and MRI scans to diagnosis your ACL tear as accurately as possible.
In the cases of a serious ACL tear, our knowledgeable and experienced staff at your Midtown East orthopedist can guide you through surgical treatment to heal the injury and give you your life back. Dr. Andrew Rokito MD can utilize a graft to strengthen and heal your knee and give you back your stable motion. Many of us often feel nervous about receiving a donor or cadaver graft, which is normally crafted of tendon tissue, but there are other options. Dr. Rokito can also do what is called an auto-graph, which involves taking tissue from other areas of your own body to avoid any complications with your ACL surgery. By taking a small tissue sample from either your patellar tendon or hamstring Dr. Rokito can reconstruct your anterior cruciate ligament and begin healing your knee for a fully recovery.
Recovering from a torn ACL, whether minor or major, will normally require several months of careful rehabilitation therapy to strengthen the ligament and insure that your knee is fully recovered. For this reason it is best to choose a local Midtown East orthopedist for ease of access and an understanding of your personal needs. At the offices of Andrew Rokito MD our fully trained and welcoming staff will work with you to meet your personal goals toward a full recovery of your ACL injury.