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Depending on the direction and severity of force to the knee during injury, other ligaments may be damaged.  This includes the collateral ligaments, posterior cruciate ligament or the postero-lateral corner.  Often these ligament injuries can be treated effectively with specialised bracing of the knee, followed by physiotherapy.  However, if ongoing instability of the knee occurs, surgical treatment is warranted.

  • The injured ligament is replaced by a graft obtained from other areas of the knee.  This graft is then fixed in place of the damaged ligament

  • A brace is usually required after this surgery, and physiotherapy is essential

  • The hospital stay is usually 1 night

  • You will require physiotherapy to assist in your rehabilitation

  • Your surgical incision will be reviewed 2 weeks after surgery

What's involved? 

What's involved?

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