ACL Injuries & Reconstruction

ACL is fully described as Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and it is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of the ligaments within the knee that connect the femur to the tibia. The ACL is positioned diagonally within the knee providing rational stability and preventing the tibia from moving out of position.As compared to other cases, ACL injuries mostly occur to those involved in high-risk sports such as football, soccer, basketball among others. Approximately, half of all the ACL injuries manifest themselves in combination with damage to the meniscus, articular cartilage or other ligaments. These injuries cause the knee to degenerate faster than it should.

An MRI can help diagnose bruises of the bone beneath the cartilage and the extent of damage to the ligament.

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Treatment for ACL Injuries

Fortunately, ACL tear treatments have progressed with time and the recovery is fast and offers more desired results than before. The ACL Reconstruction Treatment In India currently focuses on.

  • Restoration of the normal function
  • Preventing loss of function of the knee joint
  • Preventing arthritis
  • Preventing cartilage damage
  • Restoring normal stability of the knee joint

The reconstruction surgical procedures are made possible through extensive research that enable the re-creation of the original anatomy of the ACL “Anatomical ACL Reconstruction”

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Having undergone a pre-operative evaluation that includes X-rays and MRI, the surgeon will plan your surgery. Normally, torn ACLs are replaced with a substitute graft made of tendon since ACLs repaired with sutures normally fail. The various choices in ACL construction include;

  • Hamstring tendon autograft
  • Patellar tendon autograft (the autograft is attained from the patient)
  • Quadriceps tendon autograft
  • Allograft; normally taken from a cadaver.

Depending on the surgical choice, anesthesia is administered which may help block the nerves to the leg and this reduces postoperative pain.

The surgeon will then examine your knee and observe the affected ACL and also ascertain the looseness of the other ligaments, which may require repair during surgery. The surgeon will then extract the selected tendon for an autograft or thawing and the graft is prepared.

Once the graft is prepared, the surgeon will place an arthroscope into the joint through the small incisions known as the portals. Via the portals, an arthroscope is placed which is used to examine the knee’s condition and later on, Meniscus and the cartilage injuries are repaired or trimmed and the torn ACL stump is later on removed.
The Commonest ACL Reconstruction surgical procedures required drilling of the bone tunnels into the tibia and the femur in order to place the ACL graft in the right position.

Reconstructed ACL

Dr. Tanveer Singh Bhutani is a pioneer in the Anatomical ACL Reconstruction in India having trained with the best Orthopedic surgeons in the world. He is the first Indian orthopedic surgeon to have won the Prestigious ESSKA and SICOT scholarships. The ACL Reconstruction Treatment Cost In India and specifically at Eva Hospital is considered reasonable when compared to other countries and hospitals. Therefore, meet Dr. Tanveer for the best ACL reconstruction surgery since he has worked on hundreds of patients including international and national athletes.

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