Knee Ligament Repair for Chillicothe, OH
Your knee is one of the largest joints in your body and also one of the body’s weight-bearing joints; it plays a major role in your mobility. The importance of your knee means that any knee injury — including an injury to the knee ligaments — will have an impact on your lifestyle and well-being.
When the ligaments of the knee have been damaged, they can be repaired through ligament repair surgery or ligament reconstruction surgery. The goal of ligament repair surgery is to reattach the torn ligament and allow the body to repair it.
Your knee joint is formed by the lower end of the femur (thigh bone), the upper end of the tibia (shin bone) and the patella (kneecap), which protects the knee joint. In addition to bones, your knee also includes cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.
Ligaments are fibrous bands of tissue that connect bone to other bone. Your knee ligaments connect your thigh bone to your lower leg bone. Your knee has four main ligaments:
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
Why Choose Dr. Cohen?
OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
One of the first orthopedic surgeons employed by a large hospital. Dr. Cohen spent 20 years.
TRUSTED BY OVER 100,000+ PATIENTS WORLDWIDE
Over his distinguished career, Dr. Cohen has cultivated a reputation of excellence and trust among his patients and his peers.
UTILIZING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY
To achieve the best surgical outcomes, Dr. Cohen utilizes the most advanced technologies and techniques, keeping his practice state of the art.
PATIENT SAFETY IS TOP PRIORITY
An individualized, patient-focused process coupled with decades of training and experience help ensure maximum safety for all of Dr. Cohen’s patients.
What is a Knee Ligament Injury?
Ligament injuries are called sprains. A ligament injury in the knee may require ligament repair or reconstruction surgery. Dr. Cohen will discuss your ligament injury treatment options with you. Your treatment options will depend on your age and the age of your injury as well as the severity of your ligament injury.
If you have suffered a ligament injury, you should contact Dr. Cohen’s office immediately. A delay in medical care can result in unnecessary pain and may exacerbate the injury.
Ligament Repair Surgery Details
Ligament repair surgery is meant to restore an injured ligament in the knee. Whether or not ligament repair surgery is right for you will depend on which ligament is injured, the degree of damage and your needs. Prior to ligament repair surgery, you may be required to participate in physical therapy.
If you decide to undergo ligament repair surgery, you will be put under anesthesia prior to the procedure. Dr. Cohen may use arthroscopic-assisted surgery to perform your procedure. During arthroscopic surgery, small incisions are made in the knee area. Dr. Cohen then uses an arthroscope (a device about the size of a pencil that carries a tiny video camera) to look inside the knee and special tools to perform the surgery.
Dr. Cohen will discuss the surgery process with you before the procedure.
Ligament Repair Rehabilitation
Ligament repair surgery has an advantage over ligament reconstruction surgery because it utilizes the native ligament for the repair. However, regardless of your treatment option, you will need to undergo rehabilitation. Your recovery time will depend on your health and the severity of the injury.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you have suffered a ligament sprain and are considering ligament repair surgery, schedule a personal consultation with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Cohen by calling or emailing his office today. Dr. Cohen has extensive ligament repair experience and can help you learn more about your treatment options.