The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is a thin set of tissues present on the outer side of the knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the fibula (side bone of lower leg). It provides stability as well as limits the sidewise rotation of the knee. Trauma, sports injuries, or a direct blow to the knee may cause the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) to tear, resulting in pain, swelling and even instability of the knee. Treatment for torn LCL includes non-surgical interventions such as rest, ice, elevation, bracing and physical therapy to help reduce swelling, and regain activity as well as strength and flexibility of the knee. Surgery is recommended if non-surgical interventions fail to provide much relief.
LCL reconstruction involves replacement of the torn ligament with healthy strong tissue or graft. The tissue or graft can be taken either from the tissue bank (called allograft) or from the patient's body (called autograft). The type of graft used, depends upon the condition of the patient and choice of your surgeon.
If you are considering lateral collateral ligament (LCL) surgery, and are seeking a fast and effective solution, contact our specialist team at Highgate Hospital. We provide comprehensive care throughout the patient journey and offer an all-inclusive self-pay package, with prices for unilateral bunion surgery starting from £3,917 (T&Cs apply).
For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 020 3918 9463.
As you’ll always be under the care of our expert multidisciplinary team, and looked after in our state-of-the-art facilities, there’s no better place for you to receive treatment. With all procedures undertaken using the latest techniques, you’ll be in safe hands for the entirety of your stay.