Gerard Hardisty Procedures – ACL Reconstruction
The cruciate ligaments in the middle of the knee stabilise the knee from front to back and in rotation. Anterior cruciate ligament tears are common in sports such as football and netball. They often occur as a result of a change of direction injury. Cruciate ligament tears cause the knee to be unstable, resulting in episodes of giving way. Reconstruction is usually required if the patient wishes to return to competitive sport.