ACL Reconstruction

By: ozorthopaedics  24-Mar-2013
Keywords: Cruciate Reconstruction, Acl Rupture, Cruciate Rupture,

ACL Reconstruction The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is an important stabilizing ligament of the knee preventing the femur from sliding forward and abnormally pivoting on the tibia. It provides stability whilst the knee undergoes rotatory movements, twisting, and turning. The knee tends to give way after a rupture of a cruciate ligament and may become unstable especially in younger active individuals. The cruciate ligament does not spontaneously heal itself. With an ACL injury there is usually associated injuries to joint cartilage, meniscus, bone and possibly surrounding soft tissue. The diagnosis is usually made through a combination of a careful history of the mechanism of injury, clinical examination and radiological imaging (X-rays and MRI scans). The treatment recommendations will then be discussed by Dr. Nizam whose main aim is to get patients back to pre-injury activity levels including sports.

Keywords: Acl Rupture, Cruciate Reconstruction, Cruciate Rupture, Hamstring Grafts,

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