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Mr Paul Parker Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction surgery is a type of knee surgery that involves repairing or reconstructing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is one of four ligaments in your knee that is essential in keeping your knee stable. If you've torn or ruptured your ACL, it can be reconstructed by replacing the ligament with a graft. This will stop the knee from giving way when making twisting or turning movements. Read more about ACL reconstructive surgery here.

  • An MRI scan is required before surgery, which Mr Parker will arrange for you

  • If you require revision ACL surgery, an MRI scan is required to confirm the diagnosis and to assess any supplementary damage in the knee, as well as a CT scan to assess the direction, diameter and suitability of the previous tunnels for single (most common) or two stage (involves bone grafting) reconstruction


  • The optimal time for surgery is between 3 to 6 months after the injury

  • Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, and you are usually home the same day

  • The actual surgery time is 1 hour

  • You will be fit to return to work/drive 3 weeks post surgery, and should expect to be back to full fitness 6 months post surgery (9 months for contact sports). Please ensure to speak to Mr Parker reference flying post-op

  • You will require 6-8 sessions of physiotherapy after having your surgery

  • You will have a follow-up consultation 3 weeks after having your surgery, then at 3 months, and finally at 6 months when you will be discharged

  • If you have private medical insurance, the procedure code you will need to provide to your insurance company for ACL surgery is W7420

  • If you have private medical insurance, the procedure code you will need to provide to your insurance company for revision ACL surgery is W7470

  • If you are paying for surgery yourself, the package cost (including 1 follow-up consultation) is between £7500 - £8900 (as at November 2022). An up to date cost and breakdown of associated fees would be provided to you by the hospital prior to you having surgery. Circle Health Group also provide different finance options if required.

Please always remember to ask Mr Parker at your consultation reference any specific recovery queries relating to your job or lifestyle. 

Anterior Cruciate
Ligament (ACL)

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