Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a type of surgery used to reconstruct a torn ACL in the knee. A torn ACL mainly occurs due to a sports injury but could be a result of multiple other causes, such as a shift in your leg movements including extending your leg too far forward. 

What does an ACL reconstruction involve? ​

ACL reconstruction surgery usually takes about an hour. Patients are usually under general anaesthetic or have an epidural. During the surgery, your surgeon will examine your knee to establish the extent of the damage. The ACL reconstruction will involve removing the remainder of the torn tissue and taking tissue from another part of your body to recreate the torn ACL.  

What is the recovery period?  

The recovery period after an ACL reconstruction depends on multiple factors, such as your age, fitness level and associated injuries, however, most patients are able to leave hospital the same day. Our dedicated recovery team of specialist orthopaedic nurses and physiotherapists will work with you closely to ensure you build strength and mobility as quickly as possible. 

Self-pay package

As well as working with all major insurance companies, we also welcome patients who wish to pay for themselves.

Below is an outline of our self-pay hospital package which includes tests, hospital stay and procedure. Please note: it does not include consultant fees, which may vary.

Hospital package from £5,955 

Indicative consultant fees from £1,200 

  • Standard pre-admission tests, including electrocardiogram (ECG) and chest X-ray 
  • Light meals 
  • Nursing 
  • Ward medications and dressings 
  • Theatre procedure and anaesthetics 
  • Inpatient physiotherapy, pathology, occupational therapy, surgical stockings and crutches 
  • Post-op and discharge medication 
  • Overnight accommodation in a private en-suite room is provided if required, at an increased package price 
  • Consultant consultation fee  
  • Consultant procedure fee  
  • Non-standard diagnostic and histology tests 
  • Any additional costs not specified in the package inclusions  

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