ACL / PCL Repair Surgery
ACL or PCL injuries occur due to trauma or injury usually in a sports or fitness activity. The ligament gets stretched or tears either partially or completely when the foot is firmly planted and the knee locks, twists or pivots at the same time. This commonly occurs in sports like basketball, football, soccer, and gymnastics, where a sudden change in direction stresses and damages the ligament. Women are more prone to ACL and PCL injuries than men because of different anatomy.
If the knee ligaments tear, this is a knee dislocation. Knee dislocations have some major causes like car accidents, great falls or serious sports injuries. Ligaments can possibly heal on their own, but multi-ligament tears will need medical assistance if a person wants to fully heal from this knee disorder.
Our doctor will give you a physical exam. If your knee is very tense and swollen with blood, the doctor may use a needle to drain it. You may need X-rays to make sure you don’t have a broken bone, as well as an MRI to check on any ligament injuries.
A ligament reconstruction for an ACL or PCL injury is a complex surgery and is being done at very few centres around the country. Every patient with a Ligament Tear is not a candidate for Ligament Reconstruction Surgery. A large number of patients would recover from the injury with proper rest and exercise. For those who want to return to the sports without wasting any time, reconstruction surgery is the right solution.
But if the pain is not a problem, you may choose to skip the surgery and accept the risk of some lifelong instability in your leg. You may also opt for a custom-made brace. Talk about the treatment options with your doctor.
Dr Debashish Chanda specializes in arthroscopic surgery for ACL / PCL tear, Meniscus tear, shouder and other small joint arthroscopy. Patients with sports injury where some ligament is injured resulting in partial or complete tear come for ACL / PCL Repair Surgery. Patients who have already undergone this surgery but suffer from some complications like infection come for Redo ACL / PCL Surgery.
Candidate for This Surgery
Patient and Doctor are the major decision maker for the type of treatment to be given. Patient's requirements from the joint after the injury has healed will be a deciding factor. At GNH Hospital, Gurgaon, our orthopedic surgeons will explain you and help you in taking important decisions regarding the surgery. In India the arthroscopic repair of ACL / PCL is available at very few hospitals. Finding good surgeons is even more difficult. Dr Debashish is one of the best doctors at GNH Hospital specializing in all kinds of arthroscopic surgeries of knee joint, shoulder joint and hip joint.
Non-surgical treatment may be appropriate for patients who are less active, do not participate in activities that require running, jumping or pivoting, and are interested in physical therapy to regain range of motion and strength to match the uninjured leg.
What does repair involve?
The anterior cruciate ligament is reconstructed using arthroscopic surgery which is a newer and efficient method. There are variety of techniques, depending on the type of tear and what other injuries may be associated. The decision as to what surgical option is appropriate is individualized and tailored to a patient's specific situation.
Physical therapy is the mainstay of rehabilitation regardless of whether or not a surgery is performed. This is the best way to get rid of initial pain.
Expectations after the surgery
Rehabilitation and return to normal function after surgical repair of an ACL tear can take between 3-6 months for full recovery. A balance of things to do and those not to be done has to be kept for maximum recovery and muscle strengthening.
More than 80% of people who have surgery to repair their ACL have good return of function and lifestyle. 50% of Patients who do not have surgery to repair a torn ACL have fair outcome with no knee instability.
Doctors at GNH
The Arthroscopic surgery team consists of Dr Debashish, Dr Yash, Dr Bhanu, Dr Garima and Dr Divya who together will give the best results in the arthroscopic surgery for ACL/PCL in India. Get in touch with them for a comprehensive checkup and all your queries related to the surgery
Cost of ACL / PCL Repair Surgery in India
The cost of ACL / PCL Repair in India at GNH Hospital is USD 3o00. For package costing in INR the patients may call at 91-9810333238