This is the operation that is most commonly called “keyhole” surgery. Two small cuts are made in the knee, and a telescope (or arthroscope) is inserted through one of them. The other cut allows small instruments to be inserted. The arthroscope uses fibre optic cables to project the images within the knee onto the screen. Many other operations are performed with the aid of the arthroscope, but a “standard” arthroscopy will often involve relatively minor work to structures within the knee, most commonly the meniscus. This operation is usually performed as day surgery, ie going home the same day as the surgery.
The first step in ACL Reconstruction is harvesting of the graft to be used to replace the torn ACL. The most common graft is two of the hamstring tendons. This is through a small incision just below the knee. The other graft used is taking the middle third of the patella tendon. This involves an incision down the front of the knee. The rest of the operation is performed through keyhole incisions using the arthroscope. It can be performed a day surgery, or at most a one night stay in hospital.
- Revision ACL Reconstruction.
- Total Knee Replacement
- Partial Knee Replacement
- High Tibial Osteotomy
- Distal Femoral Osteotomy
- MCL Reconstruction
- Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction
- PCL Reconstruction
- ALL Reconstruction
- MPFL Reconstruction
- Tibial Tubercle Medialising Osteotomy
- Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation