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Where is the ACL?

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The ACL, Anterior Cruciate Ligament, is a commonly injured ligament of the knee joint. This MRI image shows a comparison between an intact ACL and a torn ACL.

Is your knee joint catching, locking and swelling?

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When it happens, we are here for you. A planted foot with a twist at the knee joint - it's that simple! If you experience pain and swelling at the knee joint, with possible catching or locking at the knee, it could be a torn meniscus. Come straight to the specialists, with an outpatient surgery center on-site.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Injury

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Dr. Gary Willstein uses the knee model in clinic today to explain to a patient about the role of the ACL, Anterior Cruciate Ligament. He sees an increase in ACL knee injury at this time of year due to basketball and skiing season.

Arthroscopic Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Surgery

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Doctor Michael Wright, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, is joined by Scott Doherty, Physician Assistant, at Missoula Bone & Joint Surgery Center. Dr. Wright was on his way into surgery to perform a Posterior Cruciate Ligament, PCL, repair of the knee joint. Dr. Wright specializes in arthroscopic surgery to the knee, hip and shoulder joints.

When should I have total joint surgery on my knee?

by ih-mis admin
Based upon your history, x-rays and physical exam, your orthopedic surgeon can make some general recommendations. However, you will know when the time is right for you. We will ask you to decide if your discomfort, stiffness, and inability to perform tasks justify undergoing surgery. There is no harm in waiting to have surgery if conservative, non-operative methods can adequately control your discomfort. When your knee pain is stopping you from doing the things you love, may be the right time.

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