Top-Notch Treatment for Torn Ligaments in Reno, NV, Carson City & Surrounding Areas

Torn Ligaments Carson City NVThe experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic are pleased to offer treatment for a variety of torn ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). Our skilled team serves patients throughout Reno, Nevada, Carson City, and surrounding areas.

What are ligaments?

A lot of people tend to confuse ligaments with tendons. Although they’re both composed of fibrous tissue, ligaments connect bones together, while tendons connect muscle to bone. Ligaments are responsible for stabilizing joints and limiting the amount of motion between the connected bones. As such, when joints are forced to move beyond their normal range — like when they suddenly bend or twist — the affected ligaments can overstretch or tear. Torn ligaments are also commonly referred to as “sprains.”

What are the symptoms of a torn ligament?

Doctors typically use three grades to classify torn ligaments, ranging from Grade I (mildest) to Grade III (most severe). Symptoms will depend on the severity of the tear, but typically include:

  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakness

How are torn ligaments treated?

Many patients can find relief from their symptoms using conservative treatment. This may include some combination of the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Bracing
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Icing
  • Pain medication
  • Periodic rest
  • Physical therapy

In some severe cases, however, surgery may be necessary to reattach or reconstruct the torn ligaments.

Call us today

If you suspect that you’ve torn a ligament, call Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. Our knowledgeable team will be glad to provide you with additional information about our services, answer any questions you may have about torn ligaments, and help you schedule an appointment at one of our nearby locations in Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Hawthorne, South Lake Tahoe, or Yerington.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

(775) 392-3680

2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 392-3680

1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 392-3680

1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

(775) 392-3680

105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

(775) 392-3680

306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

(775) 392-3680

2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(775) 392-3680

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

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"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

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"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."