ACL / PCL Repair Surgery
ACL or PCL injuries occur due to trauma usually in a sport 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.
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 Praveen Tittal at GNH Hospital specializes in all kinds of arthroscopic surgeries of knee joint, shoulder joint and hip joint.
Nonsurgical 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.
Expectations after the surgery
Rehabilitation and return to normal function after surgical repair of an ACL tear can take nine months or more. 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. Vivek Sharma and Dr Praveen Tittal, two of the finest ligament surgeons 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 3500. For package costing in INR the patients may call at 91-9810333738