“A majority of the ACL injuries we treat are from non-contact athletics, or from a non-contact incident. Advancement in how to treat these injuries has come a long way in recent years, and most of the time we can get you fully recovered.” – Dr. Romano
Without warning your leg buckles and you fall to the ground. The pain is immediate and intense. Your mind races, “What happened? And now what?”
In the U.S. alone, between 100,000 and 200,000 injuries to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) take place every year – typically the result of participation in sports or other trauma. Surprisingly common, the majority of torn ACL injuries occur from non-contact athletics… a sudden stop, a slip on the field, landing wrong after a jump… even seemingly simple movements can produce a painful result.
Fortunately, modern orthopaedic science has made it not only possible to repair a torn ACL through arthroscopic surgery, but also in many cases FULLY recover and return to the field of play.