Sports & ACL Repair Surgery
Although an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can happen to anyone, they are especially common in athletes. Many sports involve extra stress on the knees, and overuse can make your knees particularly susceptible to wear and tear or injuries. Thankfully, Nanoknee offers some of the most revolutionary ACL repair procedures using modern technology that reduces recovery time and allows you to get back to on the field or court, doing what you love.
Common Sports Injuries Resulting in ACL Repair
The ACL is a ligament in your knee that connects your femur to your tibia. It is responsible for providing stability to the joint during everyday movements, but jumping or sudden changes in speed and direction can put unnecessary stress on the knee. Some sports where ACL injuries are common include:
No matter how careful you are, sports injuries can happen in seconds. The excitement and competitive nature of sports are what make being an athlete exciting and rewarding, but one wrong movement can put a strain on your ACL, leaving you unable to perform.
Revolutionary ACL Reconstruction with Nanoknee
Nanoknee is proud to offer minimally-invasive ACL reconstruction surgery. We use advanced techniques that only require small incisions around the knee. The torn section of ligament is removed and then grafting a new tendon into place. Our ACL repair reduces recovery time and allows you to resume normal use of your knee far more quickly than traditional methods.
How Soon Can I Play Sports After ACL Repair?
ACL Repair with Nanoknee is performed as an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home the same day. You will need plenty of rest, while ice and elevation will help keep swelling at bay. You will need physical therapy sessions to exercise your knee. Slowly building strength in the muscles around the knee will support the joint and further stabilize it to avoid future injuries.
The entire recovery process could take several months. Your surgeon will work closely with you to monitor your progress and give you guidance on suggested levels of activity. You can expect to resume unrestricted sports activities within six to twelve months after the surgery.
How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries are an unfortunate fact of life. Rapid movements, whether alone or in team sports, are bound to result in an injury over time. However, doing your part to prevent injuries can keep yourself and others safe while having fun. Wear the proper equipment, gear, and attire to protect your body. Make sure it fits correctly and that you are using it appropriately. Follow all rules for your sport and avoid the use of unnecessary force. Finally, only increase your training intensity in small increments to avoid placing excessive strain on your joints.
ACL Reconstruction with Nanoknee
The Nanoknee system has led the way for safe and effective ACL repair while reducing downtime and making the recovery process easier. Your knees are vital to your everyday movements and your favorite sport, so trust the best orthopedic surgeons in San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield for your ACL repair.