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
The UT Health Austin Musculoskeletal Institute Sports and Injury Clinic includes experts in hip and knee orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and social workers. This team enables us to provide the right care for the right patient at the right time. For some patients, nonsurgical interventions such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medication and injections can help improve pain and function, while surgery may be the best course of action for others. Whatever your needs, our team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.