Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery

Within the centre of a normal knee, there is an important ligament. This is called the anterior cruciate ligament. Following a significant knee injury, this ligament can rupture. Immediately, the knee will swell dramatically. The swelling settles over a few weeks, but the absence of this ligament leads to instability / giving way of the knee during twisting movements.

These images give a schematic view of the anterior cruciate ligament.

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This ligament can be replaced by keyhole surgery. Stability of the knee returns and patients can return to sporting activities.

 

KNEE MRI

 

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KEYHOLE SURGERY PICTURES
A:New Reconstructed ACL  P:Posterior Cruciate Ligament

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