Your contact partners
in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Prof.
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

Telephone:
036691 8-1002


Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch

Head of department sports

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Sport Medicine, Chirotherapy

Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Jens Borgwardt
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Jens Borgwardt

Specialist for orthopedics and trauma surgery, surgery

Telephone:
036691 8-1602


Cruciate ligament rupture

Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most frequent sports injuries: In this case, one or both cruciate ligaments which stabilise the knee joint rupture due to abrupt rotational movements, falls or overstretching of the knee joint. Immediate consequences are often severe pain, haematomas and swelling of the knee joint – mobility is frequently restricted. Accompanying injuries often occur.

Cruciate ligament ruptures should be operated on. An operation is usually the best option especially for young, active people: Without a stabilising cruciate ligament, premature wear of the bone cartilage (arthrosis) may occur.

The standard procedure for treatment of a cruciate ligament rupture is stabilisation with a cruciate ligament reconstruction: Here surgeons implant a piece of the endogenous tendon into the knee – the operation takes approximately one hour. The operation is carried out via small incisions of the skin (minimally invasive) and is therefore very gentle on the patient.

The patient is then treated for three to five days on the ward – partial load of the knee is necessary for four weeks. Consistent post-op care is almost as important as the operation itself. Here the patient benefits from the experience and expertise of our physiotherapy team.

Generally, the patient should not participate in any contact sports for twelve months: After a year, all types of sport can generally be taken up again. The treatment of a rear cruciate ligament rupture is much more elaborate and time-consuming.


Nowadays, cruciate ligament ruptures can be easily treated: Usually, fill mobility is restored after one year.

Nowadays, cruciate ligament ruptures can be easily treated: Usually, fill mobility is restored after one year.

Your Chief Specialist Registrar:
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch

Head of department sports

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Sport Medicine, Chirotherapy