In today’s time, there is hardly anyone who does not have an interest in sports. Sports is essential to keep our health healthy. Staying active through physical activity and sports has many benefits for the body. Some of these benefits include increased cardiovascular fitness, bone health, decreased risk of obesity, improved sleep, and better coordination and balance.
But during any sporting activity, you may get minor to major injuries, said Dr Arun Singh.
Dr Arun Singh is one of the Exclusive Arthroscopy Surgeons in Jaipur of India. He does all his works in Minimally Invasive Joint Surgeries (Key Hole Surgeries). He deals with all the Joints (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, & Ankle), with a particular interest in shoulder surgeries. He did his MBBS from prestigious S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur and M.S. (Ortho) From Dr S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur. After his Masters’s Degree, he did many overseas Fellowships and Underwent Training exclusively in Key Hole Joint Surgeries from one of the best orthopedics Centres. He is now working with Renowned Shalby Multi-Specialty Hospital, Jaipur, as Chief Arthroscopy and Shoulder Surgeon.
Dr Arun Singh’s The Joint Clinic is one of Jaipur’s leading providers of comprehensive, seamless, and integrated world-class Orthopedics services. The Centre is well recognized for joint preservation & keyhole surgeries of knee and shoulder.
When talking to Dr Arun about these injuries, he told about the common Injury ACL in players, what it is, its causes, how it can be avoided, and if it becomes an injury. so how it can be treated
What is ACL:
An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate (KROO-she-ate) ligament (ACL) — one of the strong bands of tissue that help connect your thigh bone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping, and landing — such as soccer, basketball, football, and downhill skiing.
Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect one bone to another. The ACL, one of two ligaments that cross in the middle of the knee, connects your thighbone to your shinbone and helps stabilize your knee joint.
ACL injuries often happen during sports and fitness activities that can put stress on the knee:
Suddenly slowing down and changing direction (cutting)
Pivoting with your foot firmly planted
Landing awkwardly from a jump
Receiving a direct blow to the knee or having a collision, such as a football tackle
Signs and symptoms of an ACL injury usually include:
A loud pop or a “popping” sensation in the knee
Severe pain and inability to continue an activity
Loss of range of motion
A feeling of instability or “giving way” with weight-bearing
Prompt first-aid care can reduce pain and swelling immediately after an injury to your knee. Follow the R.I.C.E. model of self-care at home:
Rest. General rest is necessary for healing and limits weight bearing on your knee.
Ice. When you’re awake, try to ice your knee at least every two hours for 20 minutes at a time.
Compression. Wrap an elastic bandage or compression wrap around your knee.
Elevation. Lie down with your knee propped up on pillows.
After a few days or weeks, if the symptoms persist MRI scan is to be done.
Suppose on an MRI scan, ACL ligament is found intact or partially torn. In that case, only conservative treatment with Physiotherapy is good enough. Still, if there is a complete tear of the ACL ligament, then you may need arthroscopic (keyhole surgery) to reconstruct/ repair torn ACL.
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