As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Ligament injuries to the knee are common and can include injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL). These injuries often occur during sports activities, accidents, or sudden twisting movements of the knee. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ligament injuries to the knee, offering comprehensive care to promote healing and restore stability.

When you experience a ligament injury to the knee, it can cause pain, swelling, instability, and limited range of motion, making it challenging to walk or engage in physical activities. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your injury, often utilizing physical examination maneuvers such as the Lachman test, pivot shift test, or varus/valgus stress tests to assess ligament stability.

Treatment options for ligament injuries to the knee at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Conservative therapies: For mild to moderate ligament injuries, we may recommend conservative treatments such as rest, ice therapy, compression, elevation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and physical therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, improve muscle strength, and promote healing.
  • Bracing: We may prescribe knee braces or supportive devices to stabilize the knee and prevent further injury during activities.
  • Physical therapy: Our experienced physical therapists design specialized rehabilitation programs focused on strengthening the muscles around the knee, improving flexibility, and restoring proprioception to enhance joint stability and function.
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: We offer innovative regenerative treatments such as PRP injections to promote tissue healing and accelerate the recovery process for ligament injuries.
  • Surgical intervention: In cases of severe ligament injuries or combined ligament injuries, surgical reconstruction or repair may be necessary to restore knee stability and function. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, MCL repair, and LCL reconstruction to optimize outcomes and minimize recovery time.

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.