Torn Ligament Treatment

A ligament refers to a band of connective tissues, formed by millions of collagenous fibers. Ligaments are responsible for connecting bones throughout the body and limiting joint movement.

Ligaments are flexible, but can tear as a result of a fall or sports injury.  When strained, the ligament will attempt to heal itself through inflammation. If the healing process is unsuccessful, the injured ligament can limit joint mobility and become increasingly painful.

There are various treatment options available for torn ligaments or ligament damage. Mild shoulder dislocations and shoulder separations may heal with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication. However, more severe injuries (such as an ACL tear) may require repair or reconstructive surgery.

Our orthopedic team specializes in the following types of treatment for patients suffering from torn ligaments and ligament damage to the elbow, foot, shoulder or knee.

Ligament sprains are classified based on the severity of the damage or tear. An MRI or arthroscopic procedure is often required to properly diagnose and treat joint and ligament damage.

Arthroscopy allows surgeons to view the affected joints and ligaments through the lens of a small camera.  This can be used to determine the severity of the injury and also to help define best treatment options.

With proper treatment for your ligament injury, it is possible to regain strength and improve mobility. Our physicians are trained in the highest quality treatment and can help you lead a better quality of life.

Contact Us

Contact one of our orthopedic specialists today for more information on treatment for torn ligaments. For general orthopedic questions, you can call our orthopedic services coordinator at 770-219-8244.

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