A ruptured or torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common sporting injuries.
The ACL is a ligament that connects the thighbone to the shinbone and stabilises the knee joint.
If you are struggling to bare weight, have swelling, severe pain and ‘popping’ in the knee, then you may have a ruptured ACL.
Surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL consists of taking tissue from elsewhere in your body to replace the ligament. It is also possible to use donor tissue or an artificial graft.
ACL reconstruction surgery can be performed using a minimally invasive approach (arthroscopy key hole surgery) to reduce your stay in hospital and speed up your recovery time.