Ligamentoplasty is performed in the event of tearing of the cruciate ligaments of the knee. These ligaments stabilize the knee during pivot movement. That is why, when an accident or fracture occurs, surgery is necessary to conduct a repair.

Surgical technique

Currently, there are two techniques for performing ligamentoplasty:

  • The Kenneth-Jones method, which consists of taking 1/3 of the patellar tendon, a bone graft-tendon-bone of the patella and tibial pad in order fix them at the place of the previous ligament.
  • The procedure which consists of removing two tendons from the inner surface of the knee in order to fix them at the location of the previous cruciate ligament.

Preoperative examinations

First of all, the surgeon and the patient set a date for the surgery. Before the procedure, a complete check-up is carried out to determine your general state of health. When the latter is satisfactory, the doctor schedules the surgery.

Stay at the clinic

After the surgery, you will be admitted for a few days into our medical clinic. Every effort is made to ensure that post-operative care is properly administered to you before your discharge.

Recovery

A work leave is required for at least 2 months. During this period, rehabilitation sessions are necessary. Phlebitis risks are prevented and stitches are removed two weeks after your surgery.

Representative diagram of the intervention

Repair of the cruciate ligament using the technique hamstring