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Patellar Instability

An Overview of Patellar Instability The knee is a complex joint composed of numerous important structures including bones, ligaments, tendons and menisci. The patella (kneecap) is one of these important structures. When the kneecap becomes displaced from its intended resting place, it is defined as patellar instability. Instability can occur from a dislocation, from poor [...]

Patellar Instability

Meniscal Tear

Meniscal Tear Overview When athletes discuss torn cartilage in the knee joint, they are commonly referring to a meniscal tear. The menisci are small “c” shaped structures that act like cartilage and “shock absorbers” when the knee is placed under stress and when in motion. Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries seen [...]

Meniscal Tear

ACL Tear

An Overview of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears (ACL Tears) Knee injuries affect countless residents of the Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth, Texas area. One of the most common injuries associated with the knee joint is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. Athletes and active individuals who participate in sports that involve sudden stops and [...]

ACL Tear

ACL Injury and Treatment Overview

Background The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) originates from the tibial plateau just medial and anterior to the tibial eminence. The ACL tracts from the tibia superiorly, laterally, and posteriorly to its insertion on the posterior aspect of the medial wall of the lateral femoral condyle. The ACL is composed of 2 bundles, the anteromedial [...]

ACL Injury and Treatment Overview

ACL Injury, ACL Tear, ACL Surgery – Question & Answer

What exactly is the ACL, and what role does it play in sports? Dr. Souryal: The ACL is one of the four main ligaments in the knee and is the primary stabilizer. It's the smallest of the four, but it serves the most important function: It stabilizes the knee for rotational movement. When you [...]

ACL Injury, ACL Tear, ACL Surgery – Question & Answer