Suffering from intractable hip or knee pain? Your best bet is to consult an orthopedic surgeon, a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the full range of conditions and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system: the bones, joints, and soft tissues. An orthopedic surgeon will perform a thorough evaluation to determine your
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The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the knee’s key structures. It connects the thigh bone to the shin bone and is essential for normal knee function and stability. Injury (a sprain or a tear) to the ACL can cause knee pain, swelling, and buckling; crepitus (popping sound); and limited range of motion.