Trauma to the knee ligament can be severe and usually occurs during a sports activity. The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is reconstructed through arthroscopy using the body’s own tendons. The remnant of the torn ACL is removed, a tunnel is made at the tibial and femoral level and the new ligament is passed through them. This is fixed by special screws. This type of surgery and graft fixation allows fast rehabilitation, which allows patients to return to their pre-injury sports level.
After surgery, the patient initiates a structured rehabilitation program. Patient engagement and adequate participation are essential for a good functional outcome. The specific exercises of the program and deadlines vary depending on the graft that is used and the surgical repair associated with other knee structures.