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.