Ligament Injuries

A ligament is a band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. If you overstretch a ligament, it can tear (rupture) completely or just partially. 
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M Health Fairview physicians can offer you some of the most advanced treatments to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. Signs and symptoms of a ligament injury may include pain, swelling, and instability. Symptoms may start mild and then worsen over time.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview physicians provide the most up-to-date, effective treatments for ligament injuries. The care team at our Orthopaedic Clinic is dedicated to delivering excellent care, innovative research and meaningful educational programs for all of our patients.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

ACL Reconstruction

Because a torn ACL cannot simply be sewn back together, physicians must reconstruct the ligament surgically. They will remove the torn ligament, replace it with new, healthy tissue, and attach it to the bone with screws or other devices.
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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a frequently used procedure by orthopedic surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders inside a joint. Arthroscopic surgery is an option for a number of medical conditions, including: achilles tendonitis, arthritis, bone fracture, heel spur, herniated disc, and more.
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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and ankle problems can be painful and affect our gait, our balance, and our mobility. A wide variety of surgeries can correct genetic disorders, injuries, or simple wear and tear. Many of surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, reducing your pain and recovery time.
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Fracture Care and Surgery

When our bones encounter a trauma, they can break. These breaks can be small, fine breaks called stress fractures, often in the lower leg and foot, or they can be more serious breaks in the hips and back.
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Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery

There are a wide range of injuries, disorders and joint conditions that can affect hands, wrists, and elbows of you or your child. These might be due to sports injuries, one of several forms of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.
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Shoulder Surgery

Shouler pain can originate from the shoulder itself, or from surrounding muscles and tendons, and it usually worsens with movement. If you or your child has shoulder pain, your physician will usually try conservative, non-invasive treatments before suggesting shoulder surgery.
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Casting, Bracing, and Splinting

Injuries to bones often require immobilization through a cast, brace, or splint. Other reasons include genetic disorders, such as scoliosis, as well as surgeriews where an intervention is required in order for the affected area to heal properly.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

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