When ongoing knee problems caused Antony White to frequently stumble and lose his stability, he was advised to have both cruciate ligaments replaced.
His symptoms stemmed from a serious collision at the age of 18 when a driver fell asleep at the wheel and veered into the path of Antony’s moped. This resulted in a multitude of injuries including a compound fracture in both femurs, a broken tibia and fibula and multiple fractures to the left foot.
Both kneecaps were removed, which led to Antony being unable to lock his right knee due to a 15 degree lag. Over the years, he underwent extensive operations but was warned that he would develop arthritis in the joints and knees later on in life.
Several years ago, Antony’s knee began to give him problems and started to click regularly, so he visited his GP who referred him to The Horder Centre. He saw Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Andrew Armitage who carried out a total replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), with ligaments from a donor.