Is your knee bothering you? Do you find it difficult or painful to engage in moderate activity because of knee pain?
Have you tried home remedies for your knee pain without success?
If so, you may have damaged, torn or ruptured your anterior cruciate ligament.
The anterior cruciate ligament is a ligament that connects the patella, or kneecap to the upper portion of the tibia, or front shinbone. The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four ligaments found in the knee joint.
Injury to this ligament is one of the most common in individuals involved in sports such as:
The anterior cruciate ligament is extremely important in knee joint stability and can be damaged through fast changes in direction as well as pivoting or twisting movements. In most cases, activity, and not age factors are the determining factor on the type of treatment plan engaged for damaged, torn or ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments.
Common approaches to anterior cruciate ligament treatment include:
Most surgical repairs of torn anterior cruciate ligaments are:
Repair on the torn or damaged tendon may require the surgeon to harvest or utilize a portion of the knee (patellar) tendon for grafting the torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament. Grafts are held in place with metal or bioabsorbable screws.
The most common ACL treatment procedure is the same day surgery, enabling patients to go home several hours following the surgical procedure.
Following the surgical procedure, the patient may require crutches for about a week to 10 days post-surgery. Only partial weight bearing patients are advised to engage in supervised physical therapy within 2 to 3 days after surgery in order to promote flexibility, range of motion, and healing processes.
Risks and Complications
Any procedure, even minimally invasive procedures, come with certain risks and surgical complications, which may include but are not limited to:
Who Should Consider ACL Repair?
If you experience pain, instability or a chronically weakened and painful knee joint, talk to your doctor about ligament tears. Anterior cruciate ligament repair offers greater stability and support of the knee joint. Treatments for tears and ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments may also restore:
Individuals who have undergone ACL surgery or reconstruction often enjoy 80% and 95% restored function of the knee joint.
|Treatment||Hospital Stay||Total Stay||Price ($)|
|Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair Surgery||2 days||7 days||4550|
Destinations for ACL Surgery Procedures
One of the most popular destinations in India for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair Surgery is the MediTour India, located in New Delhi.
Please Click here to request more information from MediTour India.