What is a Ligament Cross?
First, we will divide the two types of ligaments, and the lateral ligaments are the most common and vulnerable of them. The frontal ligament needs to be given special attention because it is more vulnerable and will affect later life.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL): position in the center of the knee to prevent the shin bones from slipping to the femurs front.
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL): located just behind the anterior cruciate ligament in the center of the knee joint. These two ligaments are diagonally positioned; when the tibia bone rotates inward, they will stretch and intertwine together.
Causes of injury to cross-ligaments
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Direct injury: injury directly to the pillow front, usually in a collision in a blocking (soccer) situation; traffic accidents …
- Run fast, stop suddenly and turn quickly.
- Turn to the opposite side while remaining foot
- High jump, one foot drops and touches the ground in an unfavorable position
Posterior Cruciate Ligament
Less common than the anterior cruciate ligament, since the posterior, posterior ligament is only torn when subjected to a large amount of force from the front to the back. It creates a strong force to push back the lower leg, causing the posterior ligament to rupture, often in the following cases:
- Traffic accident: Usually occurs when the knees of the driver or driver are bent toward the dashboard or front seat. This high force will push the tibia bone under the knee, while tearing the posterior cruciate ligament at the same time.
- Playing sports: Usually in soccer, after they fall on the knee, they can break the ligament cross and bend down with the feet. Now the tibia will first touch the ground and move backward.
Signs of ligament breakage due to injury
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Knee swelling and knee pain
Upon injury, a “popping” sound may be heard. Then, the knee becomes sore and movement limited. The swelling will gradually go away after the patient has treatment or not.
- When walking, the patients feel weaker than normal foot.
- A single leg on the loose knee is hardest to stand.
- It will feel very hard to control the foot, and easy to stumble when running fast.
- Difficult going downhill or stepping down the stairs.
Lateral amyotrophic sclerosis
Another serious sign is that due to muscle atrophy, the thigh side of the injury gets smaller, so the weaker the leg is, especially when the thigh muscle shrinks.
Aid diagnostic methods.
If you have the above signs to see a doctor with tests that a specialist correctly diagnoses on the ligaments, such as the Lachman sign, the front drawer sign, the Pivot shift sign.
Sign of ruptured anterior cruciate ligament
There will be clinical manifestations when injured:
- Acute phase (time immediately following the accident) if there are signs of a posterior ligament rupture: pain, swelling of the knee, limited movement.
- Sometime later, in all normal activities, the rupture of the lateral ligament may be completely restored. The damage it causes is going to have complications, though.
About the diagnosis:
X-ray with the front-to-back compression bar helps us find the sign of the back drawer, confirms the diagnosis, and quantifies the severity of the condition. An image of a torn ligament will be given by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It also tells us more about the current meniscus situation, other ligaments, and bones.
When to undergo surgery with the ligament?
For cases of clinically moderate degree of tendon injury to the knee joint, and no major effect on the structure, and the knee bone is not too loose, the knee joints functional score remains If good, surgery may not be necessary. Patients who only need to practice physical therapy will reinforce their muscles and back tendons, thereby supporting the ligament system to recover, and the injury will soon heal itself.
We still recommend, if you find the description above, please see a bone specialist for prompt treatment very quickly when to cross the operation of the ligament.
How to treat and note ligament crossings after surgery
- DO NOT allowed to arbitrarily remove the brace without the doctors consent (instructions for purchasing splints well guide below)
- DO NOT use crutches to cut the cross ligament for the first two weeks after surgery, feel uncomfortable and affect your knee.
- Knee flexion practice varies depending on the stage and does not cause excessive bending of the knee in the first month, it will affect the ligament structure and cause ligament loosening.
- Limiting travel, patients should avoid climbing and down stairs or driving a motorbike or squatting for the first 2.5 months.
- In the first 3 months, avoid absolutely not running, jumping, and playing sports, at this time the ligament is not strong enough, not strong enough to operate high-intensity moves.
Different types of Knee H5 support brace
It is imperative that you use a new knee brace after surgery to make the pillows safe and regenerative, so the hospital will sell or advise you, if not, please refer to the some below.
After surgery, there are many types of knee braces that are sold to people, here we recommend the most popular and affordable specialty. Because for the first 1-2 months you only need to use knee braces, you dont have to buy the high-quality ones. The shops sell in one, so you only have to buy 1 for 1 leg for operation on.
H5 Bandage Improved Improved Knee Support Sports Knee Pad Aolikes
High-Quality Aluminum Knee Support Belt Sport Knee Protector AOLIKES YE-7907 – Genuine Products
Orbe H1 functional knee brace – Quality Safety
Sports Knee Pad – Knee Protector Aolikes H5
ORBE functional knee brace