Antero-Lateral Ligament (ALL)

Background

There has been great interest surrounding the ALL recently. It is considered a previously overlooked ligament that is often injured at the same time as the ACL. It is suspected that those patients still experiencing instability after an ACL reconstruction may do so because of injury to the ALL.

Treatment

At the same day-case arthroscopic ACL reconstruction procedure, a minimally invasive ALL reconstruction may be performed using an artificial graft in the position of the ALL. This innovative surgery acts as a strong brace to the knee preventing instability.

Rehab

The rehab is hand in hand with ACL reconstruction rehab. This may or may not be shorter than conventional ACL reconstruction alone. This is currently the subject of research.