What is a Knee Ligament Injury?

The knee is a large complex joint that is supported by four major ligaments. Two collateral ligaments: medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inside of the knee and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) on the outside of the knee. Two cruciate ligaments located deep inside the knee joint, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Ligaments are commonly injured with trauma, usually resulting in a sprain. More serious injuries can result in a partial tear or complete rupture of the tendon. Non-traumatic injury can also occur to the ligaments resulting from the arthritic aging process or repetitive strain to the knee. Complete tendon ruptures usually require surgical repair, however less severe injuries often respond well to conservative treatments.

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Symptoms of a Knee Ligament Injury

  • Deep or superficial pain in or around the knee or knee cap
  • Stiffness/pain in the knee with standing or walking
  • Swelling in the knee or lower leg
  • Grinding and cracking sounds with movement
  • Popping or grinding sounds in the knee joint

Causes of a Knee Ligament Injury

  • Knee ligament injuries aremost often the result of sports injuries caused by blunt trauma, sudden jerky movements or changes in direction, and incorrect landings.   

Knee Ligament Injury Solutions in NJ

Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your knee ligament injuries, including non-surgical and surgical.

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