Procedure type


Mobility after

Same day

Physiotherapy period

12 Weeks

Inside each knee, there are two very strong ligaments providing stability to the joint. They are:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)

Tears of these ligaments can occur following significant trauma to the joint, often sustained during participation in sporting activities. However, this is not always the case and tears to the cruciate ligaments can occur after any kind of injury. The ACL is much more commonly damaged than the PCL.


Symptoms of this injury include:

  • Severe pain
  • Significant swelling of the joint within a couple of hours of sustaining the injury
  • If the tear was sustained during sporting activity, inability to continue to participate
  • Persistent sense of instability