…tinue 5-7 days prior to treatment. You do need to stop taking aspirin or blood thinning medications unless your Bluetail physician tells you differently. ​ The night before and the morning of your procedure, scrub your entire body with anti-bacterial soap. ​ Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, sports bra or shorts depending on site treated. If you have any anxiety regarding your procedure, please call at least 2 days before your proce…

…tinue 5-7 days prior to treatment. You do need to stop taking aspirin or blood thinning medications unless your Bluetail physician tells you differently. ​ The night before and the morning of your procedure, scrub your entire body with anti-bacterial soap. ​ Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, sports bra or shorts depending on site treated. If you have any anxiety regarding your procedure, please call at least 2 days before your proce…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

…rain or tear. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments. If you have injured your anterior cruciate ligament, you need to visit an orthopedic specialist from Sharp HealthCare right away as you may require surgery to regain full function of your knee. This will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your injury and your activity level….

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

…e). The posterior cruciate ligament keeps the tibia from moving backwards too far.An injury to the posterior cruciate ligament requires a powerful force. A common cause of injury is a bent knee hitting a dashboard in a car accident or a football player falling on a knee that is bent. Click here to find out what’s employer liability for employee car accident. Anatomy Two bones meet to form your knee joint: your thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia…

…higher in people who participate in high-risk sports, such as basketball, football, skiing, and soccer. Approximately 50 percent of ACL injuries occur in combination with damage to the meniscus, articular cartilage, or other ligaments. Additionally, patients may have bruises of the bone beneath the cartilage surface. These may be seen on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and may indicate injury to the overlying articular cartilage. (Left) Ar…