The knee joint sits between two bones- the femur and the tibia. They are attached by four ligaments that keep the knee stable as the leg moves. These ligaments can be damaged or torn through injuries and accidents. Once damaged, they do not offer stability to the knee and can cause buckling, or allow the knee to “give way.” Ligaments can also “catch” and freeze the knee or make the knee track in a different direction than its leg movement, causing the knee to dislocate.
Omaha Knee Injuries
Traumatic injuries such as automobile accidents may cause more than one ligament injury, necessitating multiple repairs to ligaments. Any injury to the patella or the four stabilizing ligaments of the knee joint can be very debilitating and may require surgery. The four stabilizing ligaments are: the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL), and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
Omaha Knee Arthroscopy Information
Learn about the Omaha Knee Arthroscopy procedure including why you need it and what the process of having the surgery.