ACL reconstructionKnee pain and injury can be incredibly frustrating and prevent you from carrying out your usual activities. We can help restore your knee’s stability
The anterior cruciate ligament is an important ligament that keeps your knee stable. Sometimes, this can be torn, usually during sporting activity such as skiing or football, causing your knee to collapse or give way. This can be painful and incredibly frustrating, causing disruption to your everyday activity and enjoyment of sports or hobbies.
Advanced ACL reconstruction to get you back on your feet, without interrupting your life
If physiotherapy or supportive measures such as a knee brace have not helped your knee to recover, you may decide to have ACL reconstruction surgery to replace the torn knee ligament. This is a minimally invasive procedure that replaces the ligament with a graft and is held securely in to place to support your knee’s stability.
You can see expert consultants and have a range of scans and tests at either one of our facilities below. If you need ACL repair or reconstruction surgery, this will be carried out at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone.
KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
Sevenoaks Medical Centre
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What does an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction involve?
Your Consultant will discuss your options for anaesthesia ahead of the procedure to suggest the best solution. They will make several small incisions around your knee and use a small camera to replace the ligament with a graft from another suitable area of your body – this is often a ham string tendon. The graft is secured by special screws or anchors into the bone to provide stability.
Following the procedure, you will have an X-ray to ensure the graft position is correct and secure.
Where will my procedure take place?
Regardless of where you had your initial consultation, all surgical procedures take place at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone. Most outpatient appointments, including scans and tests, and follow up appointments with your Consultant, can take place at either KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre.
How long is the recovery period?
You will usually be allowed to return home either on the same day or the day after surgery, provided the medical team are content with your recovery.
Please ensure you have arranged for someone to collect you and assist you on your return home. Your knee will be swollen and hard to bend for some time. You will be given medication and our team of Physical Therapists will give you a formalised physiotherapy plan to help you regain full activity.
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Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.
If you would like to book an appointment, you can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch.
Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.
Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.