- Overview of -

ACL Repair
in Children!

Currently if someone tears their ACL the vast majority of patients don’t cope particularly well. To allow them to get back to good levels of activity an ACL reconstruction is usually recommended. This is also advised to minimise the risk of secondary damage when giving way occurs in an ACL deficient knee.

It’s that instability and “pivoting“ of the bones that causes the secondary damage. Currently we would advocate, in symptomatic patients, surgical reconstruction of the ACL to minimise this instability. This would therefore allow patients to return to sporting activity and reduce meniscal and joint surface damage.