Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Programme
We have designed this Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Programme for sportsmen or any individual who needs to get back to sports or daily activities in a safe, fast and effective method.
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four primary ligaments around the knee joint. It is the major stabilising ligament of the knee. The ACL can be injured by trauma or sports. If the ligament is completely torn, it will not heal. At the time of injury, the following may occur:
- a “POP” from the injured knee
- rapid development of a swollen knee
- inability to continue playing the game
The primary aim of the ACL programme is to achieve a stable knee so as to prevent further injuries to the meniscus and cartilage of the joint and the secondary aim is to enable patients to return to their favourite sports activities. This is a unique and comprehensive treatment programme specifically tailored for patients with an ACL injury.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery
During this surgery, the remnants of your torn ACL need to be removed, and a similar ligament from somewhere else around your knee is inserted in the place of the original ACL.
The grafts used are the medial hamstring tendons, the central third of your patellar tendon and occasionally, an “allograft” from a cadaver. You may speak to our surgeon regarding the advantages and disadvantages of these grafts.
How this programme will help you
The team will help you understand your injury and treatment options by providing relevant information and instructional aids. Your progress in this programme will be closely monitored by the attending Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Physiotherapist who will be with you until the end of your treatment.
You will have access to the latest technology and gym equipment to help you recover.
You will be trained on how to prevent future knee ligament injuries.
Who it is for
For people with ACL injuries to achieve a stable knee and prevent further injuries to the meniscus and cartilage of the joint and who want to return to their active lifestyle.