At Applied Biomechanics, we see and treat a wide range of injuries. We often see injuries affecting the knee that cause our patients pain and discomfort. Often times, this pain and discomfort originates from knee ligament injuries and we have specialized technology to help diagnose and treat these injuries with custom bracing.
Knee Ligament Injuries
Ligaments are a vital part of any joint in the body. Their main role is to provide joint stability by connecting bone to bone. The knee joint has four main ligaments, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
The ACL is by far the most commonly injured ligament of the four knee ligaments, with MCL and PCL injuries both being a distant second, and LCL injuries occurring rarely.
When an individual injures their ACL they have great difficulty stopping quickly, running downhill, landing after a jump and moving laterally (side to side).
At Applied Biomechanics we fabricate custom-made knee braces that specifically address this ACL problem, while still providing excellent support to the other ligaments. These braces apply a force on the upper shin bone (tibia) as the leg extends to reduce strain on the ACL when it is at its greatest risk of failure.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, contact the team at Applied Biomechanics here to book a session!