What is ACL Reconstruction Surgery?

The anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery takes place to reconstruct the ligament in the center of our knee. This ACL is the reason why the shin stays intact. A disablement of the same can cause the shin to get displaced and occurs mostly during physical activities especially in sports such as football.

How is ACL reconstruction performed ?

Anesthesia is provided so that the surgery is performed while you’re unconscious. The damaged tissue will be removed after the cut and the new tissue comes from either your own body (autograft) or from a donor (allograft). The new ligament is attached with the help of screws and other instruments that keep it together and with time, the bone tunnel fills in thereby supporting the new ligament in place.

Who needs ACL reconstruction ?

The instability of the knee for a long time can be the reason for meniscus tear which can lead to the following problems:

Excessive pain while doing daily activities.

Injury caused to other ligaments.

Knee pain even at the times of resting.

HealthKhoj helps patients to confirm if patient really need this procedure by providing second opinion from specialist.

Who is not a candidate for ACL reconstruction ?

Non-surgical treatments can be introduced to avoid the surgery. Physical therapy and rehabilitation can help the knee restore to a condition before the injury. Even with partial tears and no deep symptoms and for people who do light work and live a sedentary life may not require the surgery. Children also, whose growth plates are still open would not be the candidates of this process.

What are the results of ACL Reconstruction ?

This surgery doesn’t require the patient to stay in the hospital overnight. The knee may be swollen and numb around the cut. The same may occur on the ankle and the shin area. Icing on the swollen parts is an effective remedy and with time, it would be possible to walk & for a quicker recovery it is always advisable to avoid putting any pressure on the leg. Normal therapy would make the recovery process even quicker.

What is the approval process for ACL Reconstruction ?

Once the meniscus is torn, the doctor will advise you for a surgery as this could further lead to other ligaments being damaged. X-Rays will be performed to see the fractures in and around the area by the doctor and if the movement is hampered, you might just be heading towards a surgery.

What are the risks of ACL Reconstruction ?

Following are the risks because of the surgery:

1. Blood Clots in the leg

2. Excessive bleeding and infection.

3. Failure of the ligament to heal.

4. Injury to the nearby blood vessels.

5. Stiff knee or weak knee after the surgery

Indicative costs

Various factors such as the city or the hospital or the type of injury and the donor’s service judge the cost of this surgery. In India, the price of this surgery is comparatively affordable as against the western countries. The price ranges varies from Hospital to Hospital. HealthKhoj will provide you cost estimate of procedure at multiple Hospitals.

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