“Just thought I would let you know that I had a very successful weeks skiing in Verbier and got back last weekend. Weather fantastic and knee held up very well. Many, many thanks.”

“I couldn't ask for a better surgeon than Neil, he has honestly changed my life in 1 year and I can't thank him enough.”

“I would sincerely like to thank you and your team for the work you did on my knee after the x-ray revealed a 'nasty' break. Your expertise has given me back the use of this leg and I can now walk unaided for half a mile or more. The previous knee operation has also been a complete success.”

“The process from start to finish was smooth and efficient. I always knew where I was in the process, what to expect and when. A thoroughly professional service with a smile.”

“Pre-op information first class. Post-op conditions also first class. Very successful operation.”

“I am now in week 6 after the operation on my knee and I feel I must express my admiration for your skill and delight at the result. I am walking well and striding confidently into a bright new future. Many thanks.”

“Recovery from my knee operation was much quicker than expected. By 10 months I hardly knew I'd had problems with my knee. Able to walk properly again without any thought.”

“Care very good. Mr Bradbury was faultless. Would have liked to see specialist physiotherapist, Genevieve, all through my recovery as she was very helpful. Saw her at 6 months after my knee operation.”

“Mr Bradbury did a fantastic job on my left knee. At 75 I now have my life back!”

“You all did so much to relieve my anxiety and concerns with my knee replacement. I shall remember you with gratitude every time I walk the dog in the future. Thank you”

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury

 

A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury is when the ligament on the outside of the knee is injured. The ligament can be a partial tear, stretch or complete tear of the ligament. The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is positioned from the top part of the fibula (the bone on the outside of the lower leg) to the outside part of the lower thigh bone and helps keep the outer side of the knee joint stable.

The LCL is usually injured by pressure that pushes the knee joint from the inside, which results in stress on the outside part of the joint.

Symptoms of a tear in the lateral collateral ligament include knee swelling, locking or catching of the knee with movement, pain or tenderness along the outside of the knee, the knee gives way or feels like it is going to give way when it is active.