ACL Reconstruction

What is a ACL Reconstruction?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is located in the middle of your knee joint. When it is ruptured, it can lead to the knee feeling 'unstable' and may feel like it gives way.

Reconstruction of the ACL involves replacing it with a substitute ligament. This substitute can come from a variety of sources, but the two most common are from your own hamstring tendons or patella tendon.

Also known as:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • Knee Reconstruction

knee anatomy

Diagram of a tear of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

18 April, 2014