Knee injuries commonly occur for those involved in sports but can also happen if your leg or knee becomes twisted.
If your knee continually gives way after an accident or injury, it could be a sign that your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has ruptured – meaning a significant tear to the ligament that joins your thigh bone and knee joint. ACL reconstruction offers the chance of improving the stability of your knee in everyday life and sporting activities.
What is the anterior cruciate ligament?
The ACL is one of the important ligaments that stabilise your knee. If you have torn (ruptured) this ligament, the knee can collapse or give way when making twisting or turning movements. You may also find that you are unable to fully extend your leg, impacting your mobility.