ACL Tear Treatment for Patients in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, and the Surrounding VA Areas
A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be a debilitating injury because this ligament provides vital stabilization to the knee joint. Individuals with this and other knee conditions in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, or any of the surrounding Virginia communities can receive personalized treatment from the largest independent orthopaedic practice on the Peninsula – Tidewater Orthopaedics. Our long-standing reputation for excellence in patient care and innovative treatment techniques consistently make us the top choice of area athletes and other active individuals who want to regain stability, mobility, and quality of life after experiencing an ACL tear.
The Tidewater Orthopaedics sports medicine clinic in Hampton Roads specializes in both surgical and conservative ACL tear treatments. To determine the most appropriate approach for a patient, an experienced orthopaedist will evaluate the patient’s health history and perform a physical examination. If an MRI scan is ordered to confirm a diagnosis, this imaging service can be conveniently performed onsite. Our extremity MRI machine produces high-resolution images that are comparable in quality to those generated by much larger machines – without the distracting noise or claustrophobic environment. A patient can relax in a reclining chair – with only the affected leg positioned inside the machine – and read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee while undergoing an MRI scan at Tidewater Orthopaedics.
If an ACL tear is diagnosed, possible treatments include:
- Bracing (using a hinged knee brace)
- Physical therapy
- Reconstructive surgery
If surgery is recommended to repair an ACL tear, the procedure can be performed by a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics who has extensive experience in utilizing advanced arthroscopic techniques. During a consultation, the surgeon will fully discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure, answer questions, and explain the patient’s prognosis. Oftentimes, physical therapy is integrated into a patient’s treatment plan and can be an important component of successful surgery. For this reason, the in-house team of physical therapists at Tidewater Orthopaedics works closely with our surgeons to coordinate patient care.
To learn more about Tidewater Orthopaedics and ACL tear treatments, call 757-827-2480 to schedule a consultation with a physician. We see patients from Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, VA, and all surrounding areas.