Coastal Orthopedics Blog

ACL Injuries: What is an ACL? Mechanisms of injury? Treatments?

By:Rob S Williams, MD August 28, 2019 knee sprains, ACL, knee

The knee is a complex joint, the major motions are to flex (bend) and extend (straighten). This ability allows for everyday activities like standing, walking, running, jumping, and sitting to be possible. The joint is located where the femur (thigh bone) meets the tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap). The rounded condyles of the femur line up with the flat top of the tibia  called the plateau.

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Knee Sprains: Causes, Risk Factors, and Symptoms

By:Rob S Williams, MD November 14, 2017 knee sprains, knee

 

Have you ever landed funny when making a jump shot in basketball and felt something pop inside your knee? Or maybe you’ve smacked your knee hard on a coffee table; been checked against the wall playing hockey; or twisted, pivoted, or side-hopped awkwardly while skiing, dancing, or playing any number of sports.

 

Suddenly you find your knee hurts and it’s buckling under your weight. Maybe you...

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