Ligaments are very strong connective tissue composed of smaller fibrous tissues. They connect bones to other bones and are critical in stabilizing joints.
When ligaments are acutely or chronically injured, they create instability and pain. If left untreated it causes pain, instability and early degeneration of joints. Many times if ligament injuries are left untreated or not fully treated it leads to surgery or need of replacement of the joint.
The regenerative process fully heals the ligaments. Allowing you to get rid of the pain, restore stability to the joint, prevent early degenerative joint disease and stabilizing arthritic joints. Through appropriate treatments, you can reestablish strength to a ligament even if it is and old or chronic injury and preserve strength and function.
Standard Regenerative Protocol
- Evaluation by Hecker Sports Medicine team of the injury by physical exam
- Imaging with X-ray, CT, diagnostic ultrasound, MRI to determine significance of damaged structures
- Temporary stabilization of structure with orthotics, bracing devices or a cam walker boot
Once the structure is healed from the regenerative process an injured patient is then able to reestablish functional movement and strength. In this step the compensation patterns that were established are fixed and new correct movement and strength patterns are developed thus reducing risk of re-injury.