Sports-related ACL and MCL tears
Athletes, both amateur and professional, are particularly susceptible to ACL and MCL tears due to the physical demands and high-impact nature of sports. Common sports-related causes include:
- Twisting or pivoting movements: Sports like soccer, basketball, and football often involve sudden changes in direction, which can put tremendous stress on the ACL and MCL, leading to tears.
- Contact injuries: Sports such as rugby, wrestling, and martial arts carry a risk of direct collisions or tackles that can result in MCL tears.
- Incorrect landings: Gymnasts, skiers, and snowboarders may experience ACL tears when they land awkwardly after a jump or fall.
- Overuse: In some cases, overuse and repetitive stress on the knee joint, common in sports like long-distance running, can contribute to ligament injuries over time.
Our team of sports medicine specialists are focused on restoring mobility, comfort, and getting professional or amateur players back to doing what they love as quickly as possible.