Knee ligament repair can become necessary when certain sports injuries cause damage to the vital ligaments that enable your knee to move and function properly.
Understanding Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee ligament injuries are common among athletes and can affect their performance and overall quality of life. Understanding the types and causes of knee ligament injuries can help athletes take preventative measures and receive prompt treatment when necessary. The knee joint is supported by four main ligaments: the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
ACL injuries are the most common and severe type of knee ligament injury. They typically occur during sudden changes in direction or traumatic impacts to the knee. PCL injuries are less common and often occur when the knee is hyperextended. MCL and LCL injuries are usually the result of impact to the outer or inner knee, respectively.