By Dr Daniel Meyerkort, Perth Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
Acute Knee Injury – Urgent Clinic Every Friday, Expedited MRI available for Murdoch Patients – Book now to start your recovery sooner
If you’re living in the Murdoch area and have suffered an ACL injury, it’s essential to seek prompt medical attention to prevent further damage to your knee. At Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Dr Daniel Meyerkort and his team offer a range of treatment options for ACL injuries, including both non-surgical and surgical reconstruction.
Non-surgical treatment options for ACL injuries may include physiotherapy, which can help to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the knee. Our experienced physiotherapy partners can develop a personalized rehabilitation program to help you recover from your injury, reduce pain and swelling, and prevent further damage.
However, in some cases, surgical reconstruction may be necessary to repair a torn ACL. Dr Meyerkort and his team are experts in ACL reconstruction surgery, which involves replacing the damaged ligament with a new one. ACL surgery, or ACL reconstruction, is a surgical procedure performed to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. The procedure involves replacing the damaged ligament with a new one, typically using a graft taken from another part of the patient’s body or a donor. The benefits of ACL surgery include reduced pain and improved stability and function in the knee, which can allow patients to return to their normal activities, including sports. However, as with any surgery, there are risks associated with ACL reconstruction, including bleeding, infection, blood clots, nerve or blood vessel damage, and failure of the graft. It’s essential to discuss the risks and benefits of ACL surgery with your doctor to determine if this procedure is the right option for you.
At Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, we understand the importance of personalized care and a patient-focused approach. Our team of specialists works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals. We believe in providing our patients with comprehensive, compassionate care that maximizes their chances of a full recovery.
If you’re living in the Murdoch area and have suffered an ACL injury, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr Meyerkort at Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. With his extensive experience and expertise in ACL injury treatment, you can be confident that you’re in good hands. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you recover from your ACL injury.