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To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Do: 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't

  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

The main indication of ACL reconstruction surgery is symptomatic instability following ACL injury. The aim of ACL reconstruction surgery is to restore the functional stability of the knee without compromising other joint functions.

More Information

Various techniques may be used eg. Patella tendon or hamstring graft. The graft substance could be:

Autograft: Involves the grafting of bone or tissue from the patient’s body. The patella tendon, hamstrings and achilles tendon are autografts used.

Allograft: is the use of bone or tissue from a donor’s (typically a cadaver) body.

 
  • Improved knee stability
  • Improved function / mobility
  • Reduced pain
  • Full recovery and return to sport may take up to twelve months
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Persistent / Recurrent pain
  • Recurrent symptoms including locking, swelling, instability
  • Failure of graft
  • Persistent / recurrent joint crepitus
  • Altered sensation in the knee post-operatively/li>

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