Your ACL joint refers to the anterior crucial ligament. If you tear this ligament in your knee, reconstructive surgery may be required.
The ACL ligament joins the thigh bone to the shin bone at the knee joint using a tough band of tissue.
Common causes of ACL injury include:
- Sporting related injury
- Landing incorrectly from a jump
- Stopping suddenly
- Changing direction suddenly
- Having a collision
Before having surgery
Before undergoing surgery it may be necessary to wait for any swelling to subside and for a movement ability to return to the knee.
This process is likely to take at least three weeks.
Before surgery is required, physiotherapy may be required to aid the process of healing.
Reconstructive ACL surgery
ACL surgery involves graduating new tissue onto the area your damaged ligament used to be.
This is achieved by removing the damage ligament and replacing it with a tendon from another area of the leg, such as the hamstring or shinbone.
Recovery from surgery
Recovery from ACL reconstruction usually takes around six months but it could be up to a year before you are able to play sport again.
Children and Young People
We have specialist Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeons qualified and experienced in treating our younger patients. Please contact us to find out more.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your ACL Reconstruction treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding private ACL Reconstruction or to book an initial consultation.
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