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ACL

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) runs in the middle of the knee joint and, together with the posterior cruciate ligament, is one of the key ligaments that stabilises the knee when rotating. Injuries to this area are commonly sports-related as any sudden changes in direction or sudden stops can trigger injury to the ACL. When there is a tear or damage to the ACL, sometimes surgical intervention is necessary as the ACL cannot heal on its own.

This procedure is usually carried out using arthroscopy, a kind of keyhole surgery which provides the Surgeon with visibility of the area using a small surgical camera (arthroscope) that is inserted into the knee through a small incision. Granted with this visibility, any damaged ligament can be safely removed and a graft applied and screwed into place to restore the stability. Your knee will be immobilised after surgery and a course of rehabilitation sessions will be required to regain full mobility and strength in the knee.

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Consultation

Book a 1 hour consultation with Dr. George Tselentakis.

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Procedure

On the day the procedure takes approx. 1 hour.

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Aftercare

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Dr. George Tselentakis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon FRCS (Tr & Orth), PhD

Dr. George Tselentakis is a highly qualified and experienced consultant and surgeon practising in the south east of England, and heads up the Orthopaedic team at Galen.

His clinical practice specialises in all aspects of knee surgery, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal repairs, articular cartilage regeneration techniques, knee replacement, revision knee replacement, complex ligament reconstruction surgery, PRP and stem cell treatments.