If you’ve ever experienced sudden knee pain, swelling, and difficulty moving after a sports-related accident or an awkward twist, you may be familiar with an ACL tear in Burbank. This common injury can sideline you and disrupt your active lifestyle. Dr. Jonathan Gelber offers personalized treatments to help you reclaim mobility and get back on your feet.
What is an ACL injury?
An ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear is a traumatic tearing or overstretching of the anterior cruciate ligament, one of the key stabilizing ligaments in the knee joint. This ligament is vital for maintaining stability and controlling rotational movements of the knee. ACL tears often occur during activities involving sudden stops, pivoting, or changes in direction, such as sports like soccer, basketball, and skiing. These injuries can range from mild sprains to complete tears, leading to pain, swelling, and instability in the affected knee.
Common Symptoms of ACL Injuries:
- Sudden knee pain
- Swelling and inflammation
- Difficulty bearing weight on the injured leg
- A popping sound at the time of injury
- Limited range of motion in the knee
- Instability or a feeling of the knee “giving way”
- Tenderness along the joint line
- Difficulty walking or moving the knee without pain
For less common symptoms of an ACL injury or ACL tear in Burbank, contact our office.
Regenerative medicine includes PRP injections, stem cell injections, cortisone injections, and viscosupplementation. PRP and stem cell injections harness the body’s natural healing abilities, while cortisone injections can help manage inflammation. Viscosupplementation involves injecting lubricating fluid into the joint to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
Consult Dr. Gelber Today
Dr. Jonathan Gelber is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Gelber understands the importance of returning to an active lifestyle. With his comprehensive knowledge and experience, he’s dedicated to providing personalized care that aligns with your unique needs as an athlete. Consult Dr. Gelber to embark on your journey toward recovery and reclaim peak performance, after an ACL tear in Burbank.