ACL Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the primary ligaments found in your knee. It is also one of the most frequently injured ligaments. Sports that require sudden stops, starts and high-impact pivots, such as soccer, basketball, football and skiing, are a common catalyst for this type of injury. Pain, tenderness and swelling often accompany an ACL injury, as well as a loss of range of motion, instability and issues walking.

Treatment

To determine the severity of the injury, your physician will conduct a physical examination and take X-rays—possibly an MRI—to check for potential fractures or damage to surrounding areas.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation may restore your knee to its original condition, or close to it. Nonoperative methods, however, can result in an increased risk of re-injury. Your physician may recommend surgery to reconstruct the ligament and repair the tear.

If you’d like more information about our sports medicine program, or to schedule a consultation, call (856) 641-8000 ext. SPORT or email SportsMedicine@ihn.org.

Why Choose Inspira?

Advanced Treatment for Athletes of All Skill Levels

Athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and skill levels, and at Inspira, we’re committed to providing personalized care based on your specific athletic goals. Our team of trained clinical professionals, including a sports orthopedic specialist, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach, work collaboratively to engineer a treatment plan that works for you—wherever you are in your journey to athletic excellence.

Comprehensive Sports Medicine Services

Inspira’s sports medicine program focuses on maximizing the athletic performance of both professional and amateur athletes, as well as the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.

Screening Services for ACL Injury Prevention

Screenings can help reduce your risk of injury before the big race, upcoming season or whatever athletic event you’re training for. Inspira’s sports medicine clinicians know exactly how to keep you safe from ACL injuries with functional movement tests and other preventive screenings. We’ll also help you craft a strength-building exercise regimen specifically designed to thwart ACL tears and strains. These practices go a long way in preventing injuries, allowing you to perform your best for years to come.