Everything you need to know about the ACL reconstruction surgery
What is ACL reconstruction surgery?
ACL stands for (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction) which is a surgical intervention for the knee to treat the damaged part with the use of a graft in which the tendon is taken from another body part. If your ACL injury is making it difficult for you to carry out your normal chores then you have to schedule your initial consultation at the best Orthopaedic Hospital in Ludhiana. In case you are also wondering about the Knee Replacement in Ludhiana then consult the ortho doctor at Hunjan Hospital for the best treatment plan.
What are the advantages of ACL?
With the ACL reconstruction, the knee pain is relieved and it helps you to be more active in carrying out the daily work. If you have been missing out on some activity due to ACL injury, then the surgery can help you with the same. Moreover, it will lessen the chances of getting knee injuries in the future. The procedure is carried out as keyhole surgery which means it is referred to as less invasive which can offer you the following benefits:
- Reduced risk of infection
- Faster recovery
- Less pain
How is ACL surgery done?
The ACL surgery is performed under general anesthesia and the entire surgery will take around 60 minutes to perform. The surgeon will make a small cut in the skin which is placed over the knee and then the tube is inserted which has a camera attached to it at one end and then with the help of arthroscopy the doctor can see inside the knee.
The turn ACL parts are taken out and replaced with the graft. The graft may be taken from the donor. With the use of a special drill, the graft is placed in the bone.
How much is the total cost of ACL reconstruction surgery?
On average, ACL reconstruction surgery can cost you Rs 70,000. To know about the exact amount you should consult our ortho doctor. As every patient is different, so your treatment plan will be different from other patients.
What about the ACL reconstruction recovery?
In most cases, the patient can go home on the same day or if needed, an overnight stay can be suggested. You will be given the plan to help you recover easily:
- Proper guidance on what exercise you have to do
- Rehabilitation program
Make sure that you are following the surgery advice every single day so that there are no complications and you will get to see the results easily.
On average it takes around 6 months to 1 year to recover from the ACL reconstruction surgery.
If you are into a sporting regime or an athlete then you will be able to get back to that routine within 6 months.
Schedule your initial consultation
If you are experiencing a problem, then you should consult with our health expert to make the best choice on what treatment plan is ideal for you.
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March 13, 2023