ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament), also called cruciate ligament reconstruction, or ACL reconstruction surgery is a procedure that repairs and reconstructs damaged ligament, helping patients get back to life without pain.
It is a type of knee surgery that involves repairing or reconstructing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – a major ligament in your knee.
This can be done using a number of different methods.
The decision to have knee surgery depends on how damaged your ACL is.
ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as soccer, football, basketball and volleyball. If the injury is painful and affecting your lifestyle you might need ACL surgery. It is important to discuss the surgery and whether you need it with our specialist doctor.
During ACL reconstruction, the torn ligament is removed and replaced with a band of tissue that usually connects muscle to bone (tendon). The graft tendon is taken from another part of your knee.
ACL reconstruction surgery is performed at KCM Clinic by one of our experienced specialist orthopaedic sugeons, who specializes in surgical procedures of the bones and joints.