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Speak to us 24 hours a day on 0161 464 6399 

Speak to us 24 hours a day on 0161 464 6399 

ACL Reconstruction

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) plays an important role in keeping your knee joint stable.

An ACL injury can drastically affect your ability to take part in strenuous sports and activities that involve twisting and rapid changes of direction.

Find out more about ACL injuries with my FREE guide.

Is ACL Reconstruction Surgery Right For Me?

If you are having problems with your knee giving way and treatments such as physiotherapy have not helped then your surgeon may suggest undergoing a surgical reconstruction.

Surgical reconstruction has a 90-95% success rate. Following an ACL reconstruction procedure knee stability can be restored enough for patients to return to strenuous activities, including high-level sport.

  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, or ACL reconstruction, is one of the most common ligament reconstructions performed in the knee. It restores the function of the anterior cruciate ligament by removing and replacing the damaged ACL with a graft. This can improve the stability of your knee, and stop it giving way under you.

  • ACL reconstruction is usually performed as a day case, meaning you can go home on the same day of your operation. Some patients will need to stay overnight. Your surgeon will discuss and suggest the best option for you.
    The replacement ligament is secured in place with special screws and anchors. Eventually, as your body heals, the ligament is incorporated into your knee.
  • ACL reconstruction is widely performed and is generally safe operation with excellent results. It can allow you to return to your usual activities including high-level sports.

  • Although rare as with any surgery there can be complications. Possible complications with ACL reconstruction surgery include, infection, blood clots, damage to blood vessels and nerves around the knee, numbness around the scar and leg, stiffness and pain in the knee. The graft can tear or loosen with time and “re-do” operation may be needed.

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Have you injured your knee playing sport?

Are you worried you may have torn your ACL? Early diagnosis and treatment could get you back playing sports sooner.

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