What Is ACL Surgery & meniscal repair?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the important ligaments that stabilise your knee joint. With meniscal repair, your surgeon will insert sutures into the torn edges of the meniscus in order to pull the tear together so that it can start to heal. If your knee continually gives way after an ACL rupture, reconstruction offers the chance of improving the stability of your knee in everyday life and in sporting activities. You may be able to return to a level of sport that otherwise would not be possible.

ACL Surgery with meniscal Repair wait times in public hospitals

Waiting Periods For ACL surgery and Meniscal repair

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The Public health system in NSW has a waiting period for Orthopaedic Surgeries - 90% of Patients waited this length of time for this procedure in the 2019/2020 calendar year.

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ACL Surgery With Meniscal Repair SURGERY DETAILS

Who is ACL Surgery with Meniscal Repair surgery for?

ACL Surgery with Meniscal Repair is for very active people, who have damaged their knee and want to return to sport or exercise. Common causes are football or skiing injuries.

What are the benefits?

Your knee should not give way anymore, and you should return to some or all sporting activities.

What happens During Surgery?

You may be put under a general anesthesia before surgery commences. 

For keyhole surgery, your surgeon will make one or more cuts around your knee. An arthroscope (small camera) will be inserted through one or more of the cuts, allowing the surgeon to examine the inside of your knee, clean out any damaged tissue, and identify which areas of the ACL and meniscus need to be repaired.

For ACL reconstruction, your surgeon will remove the torn ligament and replace it with a band of suitable tissue (graft) from a different part of your body. This will then be connected to the bone via screws and anchors.

For meniscal repair, your surgeon will insert sutures into the torn edges of the meniscus in order to pull the tear together so that it can start to heal. 

The number of screws and sutures inserted into the knee will vary depending on the location and size of the tears. As a result, the length of surgery can vary between 90-120 minutes.

How long will I stay in hospital?

The majority of patients stay one night in hospital and return home the following day. 

What is my recovery time?

You will be given painkillers to reduce pain around your knee following surgery. 

In most cases you will have to wear a brace or cast to keep your knee stable.

You will also need to use crutches for a minimum of one month to keep weight off your knee.

Physiotherapy will help to increase your range of motion and strengthen your knee over time. 

A good recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair surgery takes 6-9 months depending on the patient and their rehabilitation program.  

Self Pay Surgery Costs for ACL Surgery with Meniscal Repair in Australia

ACL Surgery With Meniscal Repair
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SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You have a Body Mass Index under 40
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

How it works

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Our friendly team is on hand to answer any questions you might have, and explain our self pay solution to you before you start. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need.

Step 1

Speak to your GP

Get your referral

Before you come to see us, speak to your GP or other healthcare professional (e.g. dentist) and ask for an open referral letter.

Step 2

We book your appointment

Consultation booking

Once you have decided you would like to meet your surgeon, we will arrange your first consultation.

Step 3

Visit your specialist

Meet your surgeon

Your specialist will discuss treatment options with you and explain any diagnostic tests you might need as part of your individual care package.

Step 4

Surgery Booking

Book your treatment

You will be given a surgery time with very little wait. Payment is made before you start your treatment.

Step 5

Paying for your surgery


Payment for your surgery is due once you receive your booking and have accepted and signed your surgery quote. We accept bank cheque, Mastercard, Visa or EFTPOS. Please note that all credit card transactions will incur a 1.5% surcharge.

Step 6

Self Pay Surgery

Have your surgery

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Step 7

Recovery time

Return home after surgery

We will inform you of your expected recovery time and anything to watch out for.

Step 8

Post surgery appointment

Follow up with your surgeon

We will give you an appointment time and date to follow up with your surgeon, at their consulting rooms. This consultation is included in your Self Pay Surgery Package.

Step 9

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We’ll take care of the rest, leaving you to focus on treatment and recovery while our professional medical teams deliver your personalised care.

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