Paediatric knee and ligament injuries


The Portland Hospital has world renowned sub-specialty experts in the field of knee and ligament injuries for children and young people.

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About knee and ligament injuries

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which helps stabilise the knee joint, can cause serious long-term damage. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden and dynamic movement including football, skiing, netball, and rugby. Children are particularly at risk when the sport involves rapid starting and stopping or sudden changes in direction.

Our paediatric experts at The Portland Hospital can diagnose and advise on treatment options for ligament injuries including ACL repair and ACL reconstruction. Rest-assured that our expert-consultants are leaders in this field of complex surgery.

In addition to initial treatment, the long-term recovery of the young people we treat is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we also offer a rehabilitation programme as a treatment option. This involves innovative physiotherapy techniques to help aid movement, and slowly build up strength and muscle around the ligament that has been operated on.

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair

ACL injuries are becoming increasingly common in children and young people, as a result of more extreme sports injuries and lifestyle changes.  

Our world-class consultants offer a range of different surgical options, including both ACL repair using the internal brace technique and ACL reconstruction. These innovative procedures can rapidly reduce recovery time, and help many young people get back to playing the activities and sports they are passionate about.

Our expertise

Pioneering techniques

We offer the latest and most advanced procedures including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and ACL repair. Some of these pioneering treatment options were developed by our consultants, which means your child will receive the very best in specialist care for knee and ligament injuries.

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Knee and ligament injury MDT

Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) includes consultants who are among the most respected orthopaedic surgeons in the world, and are some of just a few in the UK specialising in the complex area of knee and ligament surgery. We also work closely with leading physiotherapists, who plan and deliver innovative aftercare programmes to support your child through their rehabilitation and recovery.

Excellence in Paediatric care

Our services reflect the high standard our patients and their families have come to expect from The Portland Hospital, which offers the A-Z of sub-specialty paediatrics by world-leading expert consultants.  

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The Portland Hospital

We are the only private hospital in the UK dedicated solely to the care and treatment of women and children. With a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit to support our most complex patients, The Portland Hospital delivers consultant-led tertiary level care across a wide range of specialties.  

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Our Paediatric knee and ligament injuries locations

Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH)

170 Tottenham Court Road W1T 7HA London
The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London

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