Anterior Cruciate Ligament
In sport, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sometimes gets partially or fully torn. Accurate diagnosis is important, but often its better to wait for the swelling to reduce before having a MRI scan performed.
Physiotherapy can help you here, both reducing the swelling and prescribing exercises to regain as much movement as possible. If the ligament is partially torn, its important to continue with the treatment to assist in the recovery process. If its fully torn, often discussing what to do next with the Chartered Physiotherapist will help you make the right decision.
If surgery is the option for you, there is a specific exercise regime to be followed after the operation. Your Chartered Physiotherapist can guide you through the stages of your recovery back to full fitness. She or he can liase with your surgeon during the process to make sure all is going according to plan.Appointments