Ortho Las Vegas Provides ACL Surgery For Las Vegas Patients
August 16, 2023 at 16:16
Las Vegas, Nevada -
NV based Ortho Las Vegas is helping patients recover following injuries to their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Located in the knee, an ACL tear or sprain can be excruciating, even requiring some form of corrective surgery. Fortunately, Ortho Las Vegas is more than capable of providing ACL surgery to patients of various ages.
ACL injuries tend to occur while the patient is engaged in sports of some kind. The ACL is one of the major ligaments in the knee, and it can be injured when the knee is twisted beyond its capacity (or hyperextended). Similarly, an ACL tear may occur when the patient changes direction quickly or forcefully during play, such as when landing incorrectly from a jump or making abrupt bodily contact.
According to the clinic, while patients are known to experience immense pain following this type of injury, this is not always the case. It is advisable for them to exercise caution and seek medical attention if they notice any odd symptoms. For instance, the clinic says patients may hear a ‘pop’ sound and feel as if their knee is responding or resting unnaturally. Swelling may also occur in the hours immediately following the injury, accompanied by a buckling sensation during certain movements.
While these symptoms should be taken seriously, they are not conclusive without further examination. When approached by a patient regarding a suspected ACL injury (or any condition), Ortho Las Vegas will begin by reviewing the patient’s symptoms and medical history. They will then perform a physical examination of the knee, and this may be followed up with a series of other diagnostic tests.
Patients will be relieved to learn that there are several ways to correct an ACL injury, and most cases will allow them to recover enough to safely return to sports. In some cases, a non-surgical option may be appropriate, especially if the overall stability of the knee remains intact. This could include rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE protocol), and the patient may be advised to engage in physical therapy. Should it be deemed necessary, a knee brace may be used to immobilize the knee for a smooth healing process.
The clinic clarifies that it is likely young athletes will need a surgical approach in order to ensure they can return to sports as safely as possible (with minimal risk of further injury). An ACL reconstruction, for instance, can tighten the knee and bring its stability back within acceptable parameters. The patient will undergo a rehabilitation program following surgery to help them return to form.
Ortho Las Vegas enjoys an excellent reputation among patients, thanks as much to the clinic’s long record of success stories as well as the team’s compassionate and conscientious service. An excerpt from a review by patient A. Steadham is an excellent example of this, showcasing how the clinic makes every path forward clear to patients even when challenges arise. Having arrived at the clinic for help addressing shoulder pain and discomfort, the patient was informed during a consultation that one treatment option would not be available till the following week. However, their doctor helped them see that there was no need to delay treatment.
The review says, “Dr. McGee came in, and we discussed my options, and he suggested that I just do the injection at my appointment instead of rescheduling. He gave me his word that he would be gentle and it would be as painless as possible. Amazingly, he kept his word, and all I felt was a little pressure when the medicine was injected. I appreciate Dr. McGee. He is an amazing, empathetic and honest healthcare professional. I recommend anyone that is experiencing ortho issues contact his office.”
Patients may get in touch with Ortho Las Vegas if they require the attention of a knee, elbow and shoulder surgeon. With access to highly trained and educated professionals in the field of sports medicine, orthopedics and more, patients stand the best chance of recovery at Ortho Las Vegas. Consultations may be scheduled over the phone, and inquiries may be directed to the office via email or social media as well.
For more information about Ortho Las Vegas, contact the company here:
Ortho Las Vegas
Dr. Roddy Mcgee
Ortho Las Vegas
9159 W Flamingo Rd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89147