Acute Knee Injury in Busselton? Dr Daniel Meyerkort sees acute injury every week either via Telehealth or in person in West Perth. VIP access to acute MRI and expedited surgery is available if required.
If you’re a Busselton resident in need of expert advice on ACL rupture and reconstruction surgery, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll explore the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options for ACL tear / rupture and what surgical reconstruction involves.
Understanding ACL Rupture
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) rupture is a common knee injury that often affects athletes and active individuals. Dr. Daniel Meyerkort, an orthopaedic surgeon at Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating ACL injuries. He understands the unique needs of Busselton patients and is dedicated to providing comprehensive care.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
ACL tears can be characterized by a range of symptoms, including a popping sound at the time of injury, severe pain, swelling, instability, and difficulty bearing weight. Dr. Meyerkort employs advanced diagnostic techniques, such as physical examinations, imaging tests (MRI or X-rays), and patient history evaluations, to accurately diagnose the severity of the ACL rupture.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
In some cases, non-surgical treatment options may be considered for patients with partial ACL tears or those with less active lifestyles. Dr. Meyerkort’s conservative treatment approaches include physical therapy, activity modification, bracing, and personalized rehabilitation plans. He prioritizes conservative treatments when they offer the best chance for recovery and improved knee stability.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery
For Busselton patients with complete ACL tears or those who wish to resume intense physical activities, ACL reconstruction surgery may be recommended. Dr. Meyerkort performs minimally invasive arthroscopic ACL reconstruction surgeries. He uses state-of-the-art techniques and advanced surgical instruments to reconstruct the torn ligament using grafts from the patient’s own body (autografts) from either the hamstring, quadriceps or patella tendon. This procedure aims to restore knee stability and functionality, enabling patients to return to their active lifestyles.
Rehabilitation and Post-Surgery Care
After ACL reconstruction surgery, a thorough rehabilitation program is essential for successful recovery. Dr. Meyerkort and his team provide tailored rehabilitation plans designed to optimize strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor progress and adjust the rehabilitation program as needed. Dr. Meyerkort’s goal is to guide Busselton patients throughout their recovery journey, ensuring a smooth and efficient return to their desired level of physical activity.
If you’re a Busselton resident in need of expert ACL rupture and reconstruction surgery Dr Daniel Meyerkort sees acute ACL injury every week. Early MRI scans are available through SKG and expedited access to surgery is available if needed.