Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery


The Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) joins the thigh bone to the shin bone at the knee joint, and provides stability to the joint.

Causes of an ACL tear

An ACL tear and other knee ligament injuries are often caused by playing sports such as football, netball and rugby due to the nature of sudden twists, turns and overextending the leg.


If you have a ACL tear you will probably be experiencing pain and your knee giving way, as well as have limited mobility to your leg.

ACL reconstructive surgery

Surgery can consist of repairing the torn ligament by stitching it back together, or using a graft of tissue from elsewhere in your body or a donor. The joint surface or cartilage may also be repaired if it is damaged. You will then have physiotherapy rehabilitation to help build your strength back up again and get back you on your feet and active again.

Surgery can be performed using a minimally invasive approach (key hole surgery) to reduce your stay in hospital and speed up your recovery time.

How do I book a consultation?

You can book either a face to face or virtual consultation with Mr Makrides by contacting his secretary. You can find her details here.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.


Welcome to the Midland Hip and Knee Clinic based at Spire Parkway in Solihull, Spire Little Aston in Sutton Coldfield and Spire South Bank in Worcester. We offer Self-funding and Private Insurance payment options.

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