The ACL ligament is a strong band of tissue connecting the femur (aka thighbone) to the tibia (aka shinbone). It is crucial in stabilizing your knee, hence if you have an ACL injury or ACL Tear, you may feel like your knee is giving up.

ACL injury Causes

ACL injury might occur when there is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament, usually it happens due to sports activities involving sudden stops, turns and/or bad landing after a jump.

ACL injury symptoms

ACL Injury symptoms usually include:

  • A loud pop or popping sensation in your knee.
  • Severe pain and inability to continue physical activity.
  • Rapid swelling in the knee.
  • Loss of range of motion.
  • A feeling of instability or knee giving up under weight bearing.

ACL Injury Diagnosis

Depending on severity of your ACL tear, Dr. Miano would determine whether non-surgical options or an ACL reconstruction surgery is necessary.

Should surgery be required, Dr. Miano is highly experienced in minimally invasive surgeries for ACL reconstruction. Returning you to previous levels of sporting and physical activity as soon as possible. His track record of patient outcomes makes him one of the best ACL reconstruction surgeons in Nairobi and Kenya as whole.

ACL Injury Treatment

Prompt first-aid care can help reduce pain and swelling immediately after knee injury. You should follow the R.I.C.E. method of self-care at home:

  • Rest - Immediate rest is necessary for healing and limits weight bearing on your knee.
  • Ice - When you're awake, try to ice your knee at least every two hours for 20 minutes at a time.
  • Compression - Wrap an elastic bandage or compression wrap around the injured knee.
  • Elevation - Lie down with your injured knee propped up on a cushion or a pillow.

ACL Reconstruction Surgery

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ACL Surgery

The severity of the ACL tear will determine whether non-surgical options or an ACL surgery is necessary. Dr. Miano - an ACL Reconstruction Surgeon in Nairobi, who takes an evidence based personalised approach to ACL injuries and tears in Kenya.


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