Experienced Orthopedists Performing ACL Reconstruction Surgery in Reno, NV
Has a knee injury left you with pain and swelling, making it difficult for you to walk? You might have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Your ACL, which connects your femur (thigh bone) to your tibia (shin bone), provides rotational stability and helps you move your knee back and forth. In many cases, ACL injuries can be treated conservatively with physical therapy and rest.
If your ACL is completely torn, however, or if you require significant knee strength and stability for work or recreational activities, you may want to consider ACL reconstruction surgery. Luckily, if you’re in the Reno, Nevada, area, you can rely on Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic for treatment. Our team of skilled orthopedists includes Dr. Rueben Nair, a sports medicine physician with considerable experience performing ACL reconstruction procedures.
What Does ACL Reconstruction Involve?
During ACL reconstruction surgery, which can often be performed arthroscopically, the doctor replaces the ACL with a grafted tendon. In many cases, this tendon is taken from your kneecap, quadriceps, or hamstring. The surgeon removes the torn ACL, inserts the grafted tendon into the same place, and then attaches the new tendon to your bones using screws or another device.
Meet With an Orthopedist at Our Reno, NV, Office
If you think that you might be a candidate for ACL reconstruction surgery, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. One of our friendly associates will schedule a time for you to meet with Dr. Nair or one of the other experienced orthopedists on our Reno, NV, team. Or, if you’d prefer, we also offer a convenient online scheduling option.