Customised ACL Treatment
Every ACL injury is different. The benefit of such a tailored approach is that the Orthopaedic Surgeon can utilise the remaining ACL to improve the knee’s final function after surgery.
All-inside ACL Reconstruction
In this procedure, the new ACL is secured into sockets that are drilled into the bones of the knee.
ACL Preservation Surgery
This surgery allows a patient to avoid a full ACL Reconstruction. The Orthopaedic surgeon will repair part of the ACL and augment the irreparable component with a tendon graft. This is done to avoid removing the entire ACL and replacing it with a new one.
ACL repair revolutionizes the treatment of ACL injuries by employing advanced surgical devices and techniques to repair the original, torn ligament. Only an estimated 20-30% of ACL tears are repairable, but this means that 20-30% of patients with ACL tears can preserve their original ACL and avoid having to sacrifice their ‘spare parts’ for an ACL reconstruction.
ACL repair is technically more difficult, and the repair may fail to heal in around 10% of cases. However, with a successful healing, patients who have undergone ACL repairs rehabilitate much faster and potentially have better function than patients who have undergone the traditional ACL reconstruction surgery.