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ACL Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is another name for a tear in the ligament that runs diagonally across the middle of your knee. The main job of this ligament is to keep the tibia from sliding in front of the femur. It also helps keep the knee stable when it rotates. In most instances, the tear is partial, but there are also several reasons for total tears. During an ACL injury, the surrounding cartilage and ligaments are also impacted.

This is one of the most prevalent knee ailments and is often suffered by persons who participate in intense sports. In particular, basketball, soccer, and football players are susceptible to this knee ailment. It is far more prevalent in women due to differences in physical fitness, muscle strength, and neuromuscular control.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

It is mostly a sports-related injury, although it may also be caused by falls, work-related injuries, or car accidents. In circumstances of sports injuries, such as tackling or landing from a jump, the injury occurs without direct touch with another participant. It may also occur during intense exercises that place a great deal of strain on the knee. In other instances, ACL injuries are induced by an abrupt change in direction or slowing down while the body is in motion. Numerous examples occur when there is a quick leap or when the individual plants their knees firmly while turning. In other situations, a direct strike to the knee or any other kind of contact may cause an ACL tear.

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Signs that you need an ACL reconstruction

The most common sign is instability of Knee, but there are many others, including:

  • The affected area may hurt very badly and quickly. This often makes it hard for them to keep doing what they are doing.
  • Within 24 hours, there is temporary swelling. In many cases, this can worsen if the person keeps doing the same sport or physical activity. This can also make it more likely that the cartilage that cushions the knee will get hurt.
  • Another major sign is a pain when walking, which makes the person move around as little as possible.
  • Another sign of an ACL injury is a loss of range of motion.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Reconstruction of the ACL Treatment at Manav Hospital

An ACL injury is often treated based on the individual's particular requirements. In situations involving younger athletes, surgical intervention is required.

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) cannot recover without surgery; however, the procedure becomes too burdensome for elderly patients, and other treatments are offered. Particularly when the knee is intact, non-surgical treatment alternatives are indicated.

Numerous physicians recommend bracing, which includes wearing a brace to reduce knee instability. Using a crutch is another option for avoiding excessive strain on your wounded leg. After the swelling subsides, physical treatment is advised. A rehabilitation regimen that involves specific exercises is recommended. These help in knee function restoration and leg muscle strengthening.

ACL Reconstruction Surgeons

Surgical Reconstruction of the ACL

This includes ligament reconstruction. In most ACL injuries, it is impossible to sew back the tears. Therefore, the ligament must be reconstructed to restore knee stability. The surgeon, Dr. Sharad Gupta will replace the injured ligament with a tissue transplant. In turn, this graft serves as the foundation for the growth of the new ligament. The grafts may be sourced from numerous locations. The patellar tendon, which runs between the shinbone and kneecap, is the most common. The hamstring tendons found at the back of the thighs are another source. The quadriceps tendon, located between the thigh and kneecap, is another typical transplant source. In many instances, cadaver grafts are also an option.

However, utilising grafts has both advantages and disadvantages. Before deciding on the best solution, it is recommended to have a full conversation with the orthopaedic surgeon. Even after surgery, it takes around six months or more before the wounded may return to an active sports lifestyle.

Any surgery connected to an ACL injury includes the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament using an arthroscope and tiny incisions. This is the optimal choice since it is less intrusive. This results in less discomfort and less time spent in the hospital. It also expedites the healing process.

State of the art equipment used in Procedures at Manav Hospital

  • State-of-the-art modular operation theatres with 6 HEPA filers ensure an ultraclean operating environment with zero infection rates and better recovery after surgery
  • Autoclavable mechanised battery-operated drill ensuring better precision
  • Oscillating saw battery operated for better resurfacement of bone enhancing precision
  • Ultramodern joint replacement instrumentation
  • High-definition arthroscope and camera for crystal clear visualisation of structures inside joints, enhancing perfect results
  • High-resolution c-arm imaging during operation
  • High-precision arthroscopic shaver system for better tissue handling
  • Pneumatic and shaft-operated drilling and saw systems for heavy-duty bone work
  • Digitally controlled pneumatic tourniquet to minimise blood loss
  • Sophisticated electrically controlled operation table for enhanced comfort of patient and team during surgical procedures


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