ACL Reconstruction

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the major stabilising ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure which is located in the centre of the knee and runs from the femur to the tibia.

 

The ACL is the main support structure of the knee and prevents:

  • The tibia from translating forward on the femur
  • Valgus, varus and hyperextension of the knee
  • Rotation of the thigh bone (femur) on the shin bone (tibia)

 

When this ligament suffers a tear it doesn’t heal and will often lead to a feeling of instability in the knee.

ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgery and with the technical advances in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery it is performed with minimal incisions and low rates of complication.

Please find below information on ACL reconstruction surgery, what to expect prior to and during surgery as well as post surgery recovery information. 

For more information or to book a consultation to assess whether ACL Reconstruction is right for you please contact A/Prof Al Muderis' office on 1800 907 905 or +61 2 8882 9011 or book an appointment online.

Resources below are provided for your information and education using text pictures video

Information

Information

Pre Surgery

Pre Surgery

Surgery

Surgery

Post Surgery

Post Surgery

Xrays

Xrays

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