The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of the knee is one of the most injured ligaments of the body. It's frequently torn when you slow down very quickly while creating sidestepping and turning movements at the same time. You’re prone to ACL injuries if you play high-risk contact sports such as football (rugby), basketball, netball, and soccer. You are also at risk if you are a ski enthusiast.
Nearly 50 percent of anterior cruciate ligament injuries follow in combination with damage to articular cartilage, other ligaments and the meniscus. Right after an ACL injury, individuals experience swelling, pain and the knee feels insecure. Within a few hours, individuals experience a great amount swelling on the knee, increased tenderness and pain on the joint line, discomfort while walking and a loss of range of motion.
Injuries that occur especially during sports can be debilitating and severe, requiring surgery or repair – that’s why an ACL reconstruction is done to recover the function of the knee and improve stability following an injury. To preserve the knee joint, individuals who are candidates for surgery are advised by orthopaedic surgeons to undergo reconstructive surgery within 5 months after an injury.
There are a lot (ACL) Reconstruction options and packages you can avail in Europe, particularly in Villa Donatello in Florence, Italy. Villa Donatello is well-equipped to perform traditional surgery, and one-day surgeries that includes orthopedic microsurgery, video-laparoscopic and arthroscopic procedures such as Meniscus Repair and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction.
You don’t need to worry about your logistic needs if you decide to travel there for healthcare, as Villa Donatello will be providing assistance to your travel and visa requirements, hotel and apartment accommodations, food and shopping, as well as sightseeing and tours within Italy.
Communicating your medical, accommodations and other needs will not be much of a concern as the medical and administrative staff are fluent in speaking English. However, interpreter and cultural mediation services are also available just in case you may need one.
Villa Donatello is a multispecialty private institute completely furnished with medical amenities. It has an emergency ward complete with operating rooms available for you 24/7. Diagnostic services such as X-ray, MRI, CT scan and ultrasound along with laboratory services are also available for the patient’s convenience.
Villa Donatello’s Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Package
Villa Donatello’s Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Package costs €9.000 – 10.000 or (USD $10,199 - $11,321) and consists of: