NYC orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tehrany, is widely recognized for his minimally invasive treatment for knee ligament injuries.
ACL Injury Diagnosis
Dr. Armin Tehrany consults with patients throughout Staten Island as a preferred orthopedic surgeon for anterior cruciate ligament injuries affecting knee mobility. A torn ACL usually occurs when the band of tissue that connects the femur to the tibia inside the joint tears or gradually wears away, causing pain and instability.
Dr. Tehrany diagnoses anterior cruciate ligament tears and injuries during a physical examination at his Manhattan Orthopedic Care office. Additional tests such as an X-ray or MRI scan may also be required to determine the extent of the ligament injury and whether there are any additional fractures or soft tissue injuries.
Causes of ACL Injury
An ACL tear is typically caused by a severe injury or trauma to the knee, often during athletic activities or high-impact sports.
Such physical activities can include:
- A sudden stopping and twisting motion of the knee joint
- Any movement that forces the joint to bend beyond its normal range of motion
- Incorrect landing from a jump
Physical conditioning, muscular strength, and neuromuscular control can also impact the extent of the anterior cruciate ligament injury experienced.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Symptoms
The most common symptoms of a torn ACL is knee pain accompanied by swelling.
Other symptoms of an ACL knee injury may include:
- An immediate feeling of weakness in the joint
- A popping sound under the patella
- Knee instability while walking
- Limited motion
If you experience any of these knee injury symptoms, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Tehrany for a diagnosis and effective treatment and care.
Torn ACL Injury Treatment
There are various treatment options for patients suffering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Staten Island’s top-rated orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tehnrany recommends booking a consultation with your physician or orthopedic doctor to examine whether there are any other structures in the knee that may be affected.
Treatment options will also depend on whether it is a partial or complete ACL tear, as well as the patient’s fitness level, and the degree of joint instability.
In the case of a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear, physical rehabilitation with regular follow-up care could improve mobility and healing without a need for surgical intervention.
However, in the case of a complete ACL tear, the prognosis may require surgical intervention (patellar tendon autograft, hamstring tendon autograft, quadriceps autograft, or allografts)
ACL treatment options include:
- Cold compress
- Wrapping the knee
- Elevating the knee
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medication
Dr. Tehrany is known for his minimally invasive approach to knee-related injuries and will discuss the best possible treatment option for long-term mobility that enhances his patient’s quality of life.
Don’t suffer from knee pain any longer. Manhattan Orthopedic Care can help you find the relief you need to get back to living your life.
Consult Dr. Armin Tehrany for Trusted Orthopedic Care
Dr Armin Tehrany is an honorary police surgeon trusted by his patients and peers to provide outstanding treatment and management of a variety of conditions and injuries affecting the knee. He is board-certified and his awards include New York Best Doctor, Castle Connoly Top Regional Doctors and Super Doctors Award.
He has a keen interest in research that focuses on minimally invasive treatment alternatives for both knee and shoulder-related disorders.
Request an appointment with Dr Armin Tehrany via an online form or call his office at (212- 729-9200) and take the first steps towards improved mobility and successful ACL pain management.