Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours

Days of StayUsually two days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal or General anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery? 

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a band of tissue located in the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament connects the tibia bone (shin) to the femur bone (thigh). ACL injuries commonly happen during sports activities that involve sudden stops and changes in direction. The torn ligament is removed from the knee before the graft is inserted in an arthroscopic procedure.  Around 300,000 ACL reconstruction surgeries performed each year in the United States.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery signs include:

  • Suddenly changing the direction of Knee
  • Jumping incorrectly
  • Ligament or Cartilage injured in the knee

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Knee pain, stiffness or weakness
  • Poor healing of the graft
  • Failure to achieve symptom relief

 

 

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scans or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The orthopaedic surgeon makes several small cuts in the skin over your knee. He uses a flexible tube with a light and camera on the end of it to see inside your knee. It’s known as knee arthroscopy. The surgeon removes the damaged ligament with a graft. The main aim of the surgeon is to get the knee in good condition as before and give it the full range of motion like before.

There are 3 main types of grafts available:

  1. Autograft: Patient's own tissues
  2. Allograft:  Another person's tissue
  3. Artificial material

Step 3 - Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications, and pain managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to stand and walk using a walker after 48 hours of the operation. Patients can walk with a walking stick after one month of operation.
  • Patients are advised not to sit cross-legged, on the floor/ground after the surgery.
  • The recovery period may be around 6 weeks or longer.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength and a good range of motion.
  • Sportsperson can go to their sports after eight to 12 months.

The success rate depends on patient and surgeon experience.  In anterior cruciate ligament surgery is very safe and the success rate is very high more than 98% and the risk factor is very low.

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for ACL recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • How does it feel to have a torn ACL?
  • Can an ACL tear heal without surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of ACL surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of ACL surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the ACL surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after ACL surgery?

 

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ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours

Days of StayUsually two days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal or General anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery? 

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a band of tissue located in the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament connects the tibia bone (shin) to the femur bone (thigh). ACL injuries commonly happen during sports activities that involve sudden stops and changes in direction. The torn ligament is removed from the knee before the graft is inserted in an arthroscopic procedure.  Around 300,000 ACL reconstruction surgeries performed each year in the United States.

symptoms

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery signs include:

  • Suddenly changing the direction of Knee
  • Jumping incorrectly
  • Ligament or Cartilage injured in the knee

risk factors

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Knee pain, stiffness or weakness
  • Poor healing of the graft
  • Failure to achieve symptom relief

 

 

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scans or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The orthopaedic surgeon makes several small cuts in the skin over your knee. He uses a flexible tube with a light and camera on the end of it to see inside your knee. It’s known as knee arthroscopy. The surgeon removes the damaged ligament with a graft. The main aim of the surgeon is to get the knee in good condition as before and give it the full range of motion like before.

There are 3 main types of grafts available:

  1. Autograft: Patient's own tissues
  2. Allograft:  Another person's tissue
  3. Artificial material

Step 3 - Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications, and pain managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to stand and walk using a walker after 48 hours of the operation. Patients can walk with a walking stick after one month of operation.
  • Patients are advised not to sit cross-legged, on the floor/ground after the surgery.
  • The recovery period may be around 6 weeks or longer.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength and a good range of motion.
  • Sportsperson can go to their sports after eight to 12 months.

success rate

The success rate depends on patient and surgeon experience.  In anterior cruciate ligament surgery is very safe and the success rate is very high more than 98% and the risk factor is very low.

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for ACL recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • How does it feel to have a torn ACL?
  • Can an ACL tear heal without surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of ACL surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of ACL surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the ACL surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after ACL surgery?

 

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