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ACL ReconstructionMinimally Invasive, Faster Recovery

Minimally Invasive, Faster Recovery

The standard approach to ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery in the UK involves significant disruption and damage to the knee and a long period of rehabilitation.

Prof Paul Lee at MSK Doctors offers advanced surgery where he approaches the operation in a completely different way.


Having learned from some of the top surgeons all around the world Professor Lee’s approach significantly reduces recovery time, increases strength for return to pre-injury activity and reduces chances of re-injury. 


This technique has been developed and published over the last 15 years in France and Australia using cutting edge technology to help overcome the common issues that have been present in traditional ACL surgery, specifically issues around small grafts.

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Evidence Based


Technology Enhanced 

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Enhanced Recovery

Standard ACL Surgery

  • 2 Hamstring Harvest

  • 2 Tendons are taken from the hamstring. One is taken from the Gracilis Muscle which becomes damaged.

  • This means that knee stability is reduced and recovery takes longer 

  • Extensive use of mechanical drills creating post-operative bone and tendon trauma causing more pain with the result of a slow return to mobilisation 

  • Inside out drilling can leads to compromised tunnel positions 

  • Lower Fixation strength of 900N

  • Increasing risk of re-injury and potential limitation of activity


MSK - ACL Surgery

  • Single Hamstring Harvest

  • Less harm to supporting Gracilis muscle allowing for stronger stability in recovery

  • Pre-stretched tendon biomechanically stronger resulting in a faster return to pre-operative levels of activity

  • Superior Tape & Screws Fixation

  • Outside-in drilling without compromise

  • Press-fit Aperture Fixation

  • Reduction in postoperative trauma to the bone allowing for early mobilisation and recovery 

  • Strong Fixation of 1500N Ensures a much higher success rate and reduced risk of re-injury

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