About Multi-Ligament Injuries
Joint injuries that involve a ligament tear are very common, especially among athletes. While most ligament injuries involve a single ligament, such as an ACL tear or MCL tear, when a major force or trauma is placed on a joint, multiple ligaments can be affected. Depending on the severity of your injury surgical treatment may be the best option to reconstruct damaged ligaments. Our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine providers work with you on developing a specialized treatment plan with your goals in mind with a team dedicated helping you every step of the way.
Multi-Ligament Injury Treatment at UT Health Austin
Upon evaluation of your injured joint, including potential imaging, your medical provider will discuss nonsurgical treatment options if the damage is less severe. These options often include activity modifications and rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, physical therapy and strengthening exercises and in some cases steroid injections. In more severe cases arthroscopic surgery may be suggested as a treatment option for multi-ligament reconstruction. Your care team will walk you through the risks and benefits as well as what to expect throughout your recovery process.
About the Sports and Injury Clinic
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Sports and Injury Clinic care team includes orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We also collaborate with our colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin and the Dell Medical School to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with comprehensive, whole-person orthopedic care to help you meet your goals. Treatment may include non-surgical interventions, such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, or medication and injections, or surgery may be the best course of action to help improve your pain and function. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
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