Injuring our knees happens to the best of us, particularly to those who are more active or who lift and turn as part of their everyday job duties. If you happen to have a minor anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, seeing a doctor is crucial. However, if your injury is somewhat serious, you may require further intervention to properly recover. If a serious injury is cause for concern, you may want to consider a specialist with vast experience in handling ACL injuries. Here are four ways our doctor can help you.
1) ACL tears may cause difficulty and instability when walking. Of course, this can cause major disruptions in our daily activities. To prevent further damage, it is vital to receive properly tailored physical therapy that is monitored by a doctor.
2) Surgical intervention may be considered as a last resort for recovery from your ACL injury, particularly if an ACL rupture is present. Our doctor may be able to best determine if you will need surgery.
3) Our doctor has prior experience in successfully creating ACL treatment plans, potentially preventing you from having surgical intervention. He will be better suited in customizing and thoroughly monitoring the progress of treatment options that are as unique to your injury as you are to the world.
4) Not all ACL injuries are created equal and there are times where a one-size-fits-all approach is not best for injury treatment. Our doctor knows and understands this.
Our doctor at Angelo Mattalino, MD can better assist in your recovery by personalizing your treatment through physical therapy, surgery, and ongoing monitoring of your condition to prevent permanent damage. While your injury may cause instability and difficulty when walking, if you take the time to see a doctor who will work with you to customize your treatment options, you may be back up and on your feet in no time. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Phoenix.