ACL Injury Specialist.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee for both elite and recreational athletes. Over 70% of ACL injuries are non-contact injuries and commonly occur in football, basketball and skiing. The injury is sustained when the athlete tries to stop or attempts to quickly change direction when the foot is planted and the body is twisted.
The aim of treatment of an injured ACL is to return the patient to their desired level of function without risk of causing further injury to the knee joint. Every individual’s functional requirements vary therefore patient consideration needs is required to determine if the patient is a candidate for surgery or if conservative management would be more suitable.
According to research, the success rates for ACL reconstruction surgery range from 82%-95%. The primary goal of the surgery is to restore passive stability to the knee and effective ACL rehab ensures functional stability is optimised. Effective pre and post-operative rehabilitation is essential to ensure the long-term success of the reconstruction surgery by preventing ACL re-injury.
Rob Ukaegbu has over a decade of experience in evidence-based knee rehabilitation including ACL injuries for elite and recreational athletes and is an advocate of ACL injury prevention exercise programmes for female athletes. He also works closely with some of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in the U.K. and United States who specialise in ACL reconstruction surgery and his thorough approach gives his patient’s the confidence that their post-operative goals will be achieved.
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Call 020 7117 2978