Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

My child has

Because childhood should be simple ...

Diagnoses, symptoms and treatment options

SPORTS programIf your child has been diagnosed with a sports-related condition, please identify your injury in the listing below and you will find information on general risk factors, what symptoms to watch for, your options for treatment and how long recovery might take.

If your condition is not listed below please contact your doctor for more information.

The knee contains the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of four ligaments (tough bands of tissue) that connect the femur (thigh) bone to the tibia (lower leg) bone. In combination with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the ACL makes a diagonal "X" through the center of the knee joint and provides stability to the knee and allows it to twist/rotate and move side-to-side. The ACL is injured or torn when it is stretched beyond its normal range of movement. Research shows approximately 50 percent of ACL injuries also involve other structures in the knee (meniscus, the pad/disc between knee bones, cartilage or other ligaments).

 

Request appointment 

Schedule an appointment or refer a patient

Patients can make an appointment and physicians may refer a patient by calling 866-205-7270. Please fax referrals and patient registration forms to 817-347-2985.

Rocket Fuel