ACL Rupture (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)

  • The ACL is the main stabilising ligament of the knee
  • It has no ability to heal by itself and if left untreated results in instability and the risk of further meniscal or articular cartilage damage over time and hence Osteoarthritis
  • ACL reconstruction is required if a meniscal or articular cartilage repair is required
  • Latest keyhole surgical techniques aim to achieve anatomic tunnel positions with footprint coverage
  • Different graft and fixation options will be discussed as well as the additional requirement for Anatomic Antero Lateral Ligament (ALL) Reconstruction
  • Must do a rehab program (critical) after surgery with a knee specialist therapist and expect a 9-12 month recovery after surgery