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Paediatric knee and ligament injuries

Specialist knee and ligament treatment for children and adolescents 

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

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 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.
Nurse reassuring child patient

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 knee and ligament specialists

The consultants at The Portland Hospital are world-leading knee and sports injury specialists. Their combined expertise and work in injury-prevention is helping to address the increase in knee ligament injuries in children. Rest assured that when an injury does occur, our consultant orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists will do everything possible to help our young patients' get back on their feet.  

Adil Ajuied

Mr Adil Ajuied

Mr Chinmay Gupte

Mr Chinmay Gupte

Mr Raghbir Khakha

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Rahul Patel

Mr Rahul Patel

Sally Tennant

Miss Sally Tennant

Mr Paul Trikha

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Professor Adrian Wilson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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.

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.  

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.  

Our paediatric locations

For paediatric knee and ligament injuries we offer inpatient and outpatient care at the following locations

  • The Portland Hospital

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • Platinum Medical Centre facility

    Platinum Medical Centre

    Platinum Medical Centre, 15 - 17 Lodge Road

    London

    NW8 7JA

    Call 020 7483 5148

Request an appointment with a paediatric specialist

To request an appointment, call the paediatric unit on the number below. 

020 3918 6525
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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