Best ACL Treatment in Delhi NCR
ACL tear surgery is the reconstruction surgery for repairing the torn ligament and is followed
by a comprehensive rehabilitation and physiotherapy regime. Hence, the surgery successfully grants
the knee the stability and mobility it had before the injury.
Best ACL Treatment in Delhi NCR
What is ACL Treatment
The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament prevents the shinbone from slipping over, or in front of the thigh bone, and gives stability to the knee joint, which makes it one of the most important ligaments in the knee. Injuries in the anterior cruciate ligament are common during athletics, especially in sports that involve movements like leg pivoting, cutting, and planting, and ones that may result in an impact on the knee. This makes players of basketball, soccer, football, skiing, etc quite vulnerable to ACL injury.
A partial or total rupture in the anterior cruciate ligament is known as an ACL tear. The tear can range from mild to severe and can be caused by both contact and non-contact injuries. It is common for athletes and sportsmen to suffer a tear in the ACL because of extreme movements or injuries, However, women are more vulnerable to this injury as compared to men. ACL tears can’t heal by themselves and require special medical attention. The need for specific medical treatments becomes more acute if the injury is severe.
What are the types of ligament surgery?
This may be repaired or reconstructed. Repair involves joining the end of the ligament back to its attachment. Reconstruction involves making a new ligament using spare tendons of the patient’s own body. Both techniques are done via keyhole surgery.
ACL Repair: this is the latest advancement in ACL treatment that has been pioneered by us. At times when the ligament comes off at one end and is preserved more or less 80-90 percent. It is possible to fix it back at the location with specialized devices. This is greatly advantageous as it preserves the native anatomy.
ACL Reconstruction: this is done when the ACL is torn with most of its structure disrupted. In this situation, it is not possible to preserve the native ligament completely, and needs to be reconstructed using spare ligaments in the body (most commonly the hamstring tendons).
PCL: The PCL again may be repaired re reconstructed. When it comes off one end with a piece of bone, the piece can be fixed back. However, if it is torn in the middle it needs to be reconstructed using spare tendons (hamstring tendons).
MCL: The MCL is repaired via mini-open surgery, where the ends are either repaired if done early or reconstructed when done later.
Posterolateral corner: the structures most commonly injured here are the popliteus and LCL. They are reconstructed using spare tendons.
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Why Choose Dr Darsh Goyal
M.S (ORTHO) / M.Ch. (ORTHO)
Dr. Darsh Goyal is a Joint Replacement surgeon(Knee specialist) of International acclaim who has delivered exceptional results over his long-standing career. He had extensive training in Advanced Joint Replacement & Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder ligament surgery at Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung Hospital.
He has got over 20 national & international articles published in different medical journals besides participating and He is committed to providing quality healthcare to every patient. A kind human by nature, he has volunteered his services for free camps for elderly, CGHS Employee and Police personnel to lend a helping hand to the common masses.Dr. Darsh Goyal has a passion for his work and has pledged to make millions walk pain-free.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of the four major ligaments in the knee joint. It may get injured severely while playing some sports. It will cost approximately ₹1 lakh to ₹3 Lakh.
Yes, our team will be able to help you in insurance approvals and clearances
Most people have some surgery-related pain and discomfort for the first week or so. Not surprisingly, pain decreases with time. By the end of a week or two at the most, you should have very little discomfort.
Athletes who play soccer, football, tennis, basketball, gymnastics or volleyball are more likely to tear their ACL. Basketball and volleyball players are more at risk from an ACL tear incurred by landing awkwardly from a jump. And football players often injure their ACL during a low tackle below their waist.
Do I need physiotherapy after the surgery?
Yes, but the Doctor will suggest exercises to be done at home and you might not need to pay for a physiotherapist.
With proper care and physiotherapy, patient can return to sports in 3-6 months. Many international players have faced this injury and after surgery have returned to sports.
ACL Reconstruction Is Major Surgery
You’re given general anesthesia. This means you’re unconscious for the procedure. You’ll have pain, swelling and stiffness after the surgery. It can be two or three weeks before you walk without crutches.
Bio-abosorbables implants are those that are made of special material that dissolves in the body in 6-8 months and therefore eliminates the need of removing the implant after the surgery.
Yes, metal implants are available in abundant however, we recommend using Bio-absorbable implants due to higher acceptability and no requirement for removing the implant.