Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

The Knee Center
at Modern Orthopedics of New Jersey

Experience Top Orthopedic Care
Schedule Now

Book an appointment to meet with a Board Certified Orthopedic Physician.


72 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652


2025 Hamburg Turnpike
STE C, Wayne, NJ 07470


3799 US-46
#207, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Treatment and Surgery in Wayne, Parsippany & Paramus, NJ

ACL injuries are common injuries and create instability of the knee.

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the body. The ACL is found within the knee joint between the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia) and acts to help stabilize the knee. Injured ligaments are considered “sprains” and are graded using a severity scale where a Grade 1 Sprain is a mildly damaged ligament to a Grade 3 Sprain where the ACL is completely torn. ACL injuries are acute injuries occurring from direct contact to the knee, a rapid direction change (i.e. pivot), sudden stopping or landing incorrectly from a jump. Patients will often feel immediate pain and experience swelling over the first 24 hours after the injury. Often the initial pain and swelling will resolve if ignored, however instability to the knee is often persistent and over time this instability can cause other posttraumatic conditions like damage to the meniscus or arthritis. A thorough physical examination can often diagnose this condition, although your doctor may order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment for ACL injury depends on the severity and the patient’s individual needs. Nonsurgical treatment with bracing and physical therapy may be used for those with low-grade injuries, older individuals or those with very low activity levels. Otherwise, ACL tears are often surgically reconstructed using either an autograft (graft created from your own tissue) or allograft (cadaver graft) (See our “Treatments” section for more information). A personalized physical therapy program will play a vital role in rehabilitation and return to normal function of the knee after ACL reconstruction surgery.

Recent awards

A Different Orthopedic Experience.


Treatment Diversity

We offer a comprehensive range of treatments, ensuring personalized, targeted plans for every patient.


Collaborative Care

Our multi-disciplinary approach involves various specialties to provide comprehensive care and recovery.


Patient Focus

We prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, creating a supportive environment for optimal healing.


Technological Excellence

We utilize cutting-edge technology for precise diagnosis and innovative treatment options.


Skilled Experts

Our team is composed of highly skilled, experienced orthopedic professionals, providing expert care.


Post-Treatment Support

Our robust post-treatment support ensures ongoing patient care through recovery and rehabilitation services.

Orthopedic Doctors New Jersey

About Us

Modern Orthopaedics specializes in conditions and treatments of the shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, hip, knee and foot/ankle with locations in Wayne, Parsippany, and Paramus, NJ.


Our Locations