Knee Ligament Surgery
Knee ligament reconstruction
The bones, muscles, ligaments, tissue and joints in your body all work together so you can move about and complete many different tasks. When one of these parts is hurt or not functioning properly, it’s more difficult to get through daily life.
The ligaments are a part of this system that can severely impact your movement when injured, especially in your knees. The knees are incredibly complex joints with three ligaments operating within a small space. When one or more of these ligaments is hurt, you will need to see a medical professional for treatment.
What causes damage to the knee ligaments?The purpose of the ligaments is to connect your bones to one another. Since the knee bears a lot of body weight and is responsible for many movements, these ligaments must be strong and versatile. However, like the rest of your body, the knee ligaments have limits. Causes of knee ligament injury include:
- Forceful twisting of the knee — This is common with a sudden change of direction, like in sports with a lot of running back and forth.
- Bending of the knee in the wrong direction — This may happen in multiple directions, including backward or side-to-side.
- Impact from force — You might experience this when landing from a jump or fall.
- Traumatic impact — An external object or person can strike your knee and damage the ligaments.