ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament is an important ligament in the knee. A reconstruction is needed when the ACL undergoes any form of major damage.
The surgery replaces the damaged tendon with a healthy one either from the patient or from other alternate sources.
The most commonly used tissue is a portion of your hamstring tendons. The operation is carried out with the aid of an arthroscope, which allows your surgeon to see the entire knee through very small incisions.
A patient in preparation for an ACL reconstruction surgery undergoes-
The surgery is a straightforward one where:
Post surgery, the doctor recommends certain actions so that the patient can effectively recover, those being:
Consultant - Trauma and Orthopedics
MRCS, Dip. SICOT, FRCS(Ortho), MCh(Ortho), Specialist - Joint Replacements & Sports Injuries. Fellowship - Joint Replacements ( London, UK) Advanced Arthroscopy & sports Injuries ( New York, USA)View Profile
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