Ligaments are bands of tough, flexible fibrous connective tissue. They connect two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. Knee ligament injuries are probably the most known.
Within joints there are several ligaments, which can be damaged to a greater or lesser extent. Damaged ligaments can mean instability of the joint. The problem may be particularly problematic for people who are active. Some people can cope living with a damaged ligament.
An MRI scan may reveal the extend of the injury and the surgeon will advise on treatments available . There may be options in the way repair is carried out.
The recovery period for a ligament repair is reasonably long. Patients should expect to be proactive in perfoming physiotherapy prescribed exercises to help build strength and support the joint.
It can take up to a year for a knee to be considered fully repaired.
The TraumaCare team is experienced in arranging ligament repairs and making the process as easy and convenient as possible for the patient. This includes arranging pre and post operative support and care as well as diagnostic treatments such as MRI scans.