Ligament Reconstruction

LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION

Your knee is made up of four ligaments.
These are:

Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL), which connects the thighbone to the shinbone. It prevents your shinbone from moving forward and provides stability to your knee.

Medial Collateral ligament (MCL), which gives stability to the inner knee.

Lateral Collateral ligament (LCL), which gives stability to the outer knee.

Posterior Cruciate ligament (PCL), which is in the middle of your knee and controls backwards and forward movement of your shinbone, and also provides stability to your knee.

If you damage one of these ligaments you may experience pain, swelling and instability. This could make it difficult to partake in everyday activities and can restrict you from participating in sports that require you to change direction often.

 

These injuries most often occur when an unnatural and forced twisting motion happens in the knee. Sudden, direct and hard impact to the knee can also cause a torn or otherwise injured ligament. This most commonly happens on the sports field during play or training and may or may not involve contact with another player.

 

Not all knee ligament injuries require surgery, but surgery will most likely be required if the injury causes instability of the knee.  

LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION

Your knee is made up of four ligaments.
These are:

Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL), which connects the thighbone to the shinbone. It prevents your shinbone from moving forward and provides stability to your knee.

Medial Collateral ligament (MCL), which gives stability to the inner knee.

Lateral Collateral ligament (LCL), which gives stability to the outer knee.

Posterior Cruciate ligament (PCL), which is in the middle of your knee and controls backwards and forward movement of your shinbone, and also provides stability to your knee.

If you damage one of these ligaments you may experience pain, swelling and instability. This could make it difficult to partake in everyday activities and can restrict you from participating in sports that require you to change direction often..

 

These injuries most often occur when an, unnatural and forced twisting motion happens in the knee. Sudden, direct and hard impact to the knee can also cause a torn or otherwise injured ligament. This most commonly happens on the sports field during play or training and may or may not involve contact with another player.

 

Not all knee ligament injuries require surgery, but surgery will most likely be required if the injury causes instability of the knee.