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Cruciate Ligament Injury

Mr Prakash – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Birmingham

Cruciate Ligament Injury in Birmingham

Prof Prakash specialises predominantly in knee and hip joint surgery especially for young adults (age 20-65). He routinely performs surgery related to sports injuries and arthritis and can help if people have a Cruciate Ligament Injury.

mr divya prakash specialist in knee and hip surgery, specialist knee surgeon in Birmingham, UK

Cruciate Ligament Injury

Inside each knee, there are two very strong ligaments providing stability to the joint. They are:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)

Tears of these ligaments can occur following significant trauma to the joint, often sustained during participation in sporting activities. However, this is not always the case and tears to the cruciate ligaments can occur after any kind of injury. The ACL is much more commonly damaged than the PCL.


Symptoms of this injury include:

  • Severe pain
  • Significant swelling of the joint within a couple of hours of sustaining the injury
  • If the tear was sustained during sporting activity, inability to continue to participate
  • Persistent sense of instability

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