Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Sporting injuries often involve damage to one or more of the many ligaments of the knee.
I have a special interest in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction. I use mainly hamstring grafts and arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery for such reconstructions.
I take care to restore the reconstructed ACL back to in its original position (anatomical reconstruction). This does takes a bit more time and effort, and many other surgeons do not mind some change to the original ligament position. However, I do believe that the closer the original situation can be restored, the better the result will be.
I also perform open reconstructions of the medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), posterolateral corner (PLC) and medial patello-femoral ligament (MPFL: see Patella Stabilisation) . In all theses procedures, I take care to restore normal anatomy as closely as possible.
No two patients are the same, and different ligament reconstructions have different recovery and rehabilitation protocols. I am fortunate to work with an experienced team of specialist physiotherapists who understand these principles.