Rajon Rondo Torn ACL
The Boston Celtics starting point guard Rajon Rondo Torn ACL in his right knee will force him to miss the remainder of the season. The first report told that Rondo had a hyperextended knee, and the tests showed the ACL tear that usually takes up to a year to an athlete to recover. The Celtics announced Rondo’s injury during Sunday’s 100-98 victory against the Miami Heat last night, stating that Rondo will be undergoing surgery. Rondo was chosen as the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game, which will take place in Houston on Feb. 17.
ACL injuries can be career ending if not addressed immediately. The ACL is a ligament in the center of the knee joint. It is one of 4 main ligaments that make up the architecture of the knee. The PCL is the opposite of the ACL, where the medial and lateral collateral ligaments are located on either side of the knee. Women are more likely to suffer an ACL tear. Certain sports like basketball and football are know to have an increase risk of ACL tears. In many cases when an athlete tears his or her ACL, it is not the only injury. The collateral ligaments are also torn as there usually is some twisting knee movement associated with the hyperextension of the knee.
If surgery is not necessary, rest and immobilization are the best forms of treatment. Your doctor may have you non-weightbearing with crutches and a knee immobilizer or post-op knee brace. Physical therapy will follow to restore muscle strength and tone as well as flexibility.
If surgery is necessary, it is followed by similar protocols such as immobilization with a post-op knee brace followed by physical therapy and rehabilitation. Your doctor can determine the best treatment options for your torn ACL. In Rajon Rondo Torn ACL, surgery was performed followed by intense physical therapy.
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