Overview About Knee.

Our Knee consists of 5 main parts i.e. Bone, Ligaments, Cartilage, Meniscus & Muscles. Mainly due to injury and late diagnosis of injuries results into tear and damage of the 3 main parts that is Ligaments Cartilage & Meniscus. Early Diagnosis of knee problems will not just relieve you from pain but also save you from old age knee problems such as Osteoarthritis in which the cartilage joints deteriorates, Arthritis and Knee Replacements.


What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL Injury?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament which is commonly called ACL is one of the major Ligament in our Knee. ACL can be damaged partially or completely due to various kind of sports injury. ACL Damage is mainly ACL tear caused during contact sports injury such as Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Downhill, Volleyball, Gymnastics & Rugby. ACL Injury happens mainly in young generation who is very active their day to day life.

You will hear a "pop" sound if you have met with an ACL Tear injury and your knee will have swelling and you will have severe pain and you will not be able to bear your own weight hence will have instability in walking.

    Common Symptoms of ACL Injury

    There are only 4 Ligaments in a Knee that is
  • Anterior (Front) Cruciate Ligament - ACL
  • Posterior (Back) Cruciate Ligament - PCL
  • Medial (Inside) Collateral Ligament - MCL
  • Lateral (Outside) Collateral Ligament - LCL

    Types of Ligament

  • A clear "pop" sound or a "popping" feeling in the knee
  • Constant pain and instability to do any kind of activity
  • Unable to take long ranges while walking
  • Unable to bear your own weight while in standing position
  • You will have paid or trouble climbing/stepping down the stairs

When To See The Doctor?

You need to consult the Best Orthopaedic Doctor and most of them are also an Orthopaedic Surgeon who actually operates upon Knees and are Knee Specialist. Ideally you should consult a Knee Specialist who has keen interest in operating Ligament problems and commonly operates on Ligament Tear Surgeries.

What kind of Doctor or Surgeon to consult?

You need to consult the Best Orthopaedic Doctor and most of them are also an Orthopaedic Surgeon who actually operates upon Knees and are Knee Specialist. Ideally, you should consult a Knee Specialist who has a keen interest in operating Ligament problems and commonly operates on Ligament Tear Surgeries.

What kind of Doctor or Surgeon to consult?

An Orthopaedic Doctor in a Clinical Examination can diagnose the real severity of the ACL Tear or if it is really an ACL tear or any other knee problem. 99% of the time a physical Clinical Examination gives you an answer about the problem you are facing with the knee.


Commonly Asked Questions During A Clinical Examination

1. What is the recovery period for an ACL Surgery?

You can ideally go home the same day of the surgery however you are supposed to rest at least for 7 days post the surgery and follow the Physiotherapy regime offered by the Physiotherapist. So we recommend 7 days leave if you have to be operated for ACL Tear Surgery.

However, if you have a job which requires for you to be on the feet for the day then you have to ideally take offs for 4-6 weeks in total post the ACL Tear Surgery.

2. What is the cost of a ACL Repair Surgery?

The Cost for ACL Tear Surgery can start from 60,000 INR which is $1000 for international patients. The Surgery cost includes the entire Hospitalisation cost and medicine cost during the hospitalisation. Physiotherapy offered during the stay in the hospital is included in the said price.

You may also have Health Insurance or Medical Insurance wherein the Hospital will offer you Cashless facility that means that you don't have to pay any money upfront during your admission at the Hospital. UPHI a Wellness & Surgical Centre has cashless facility available at the hospital.

3. How is the ACL Surgery done and is it a major surgery?

ACL tear is treated with Arthroscopy and it is a minimally invasive surgical technics which is done with only 2 small holes to avoid any prominent scars post the surgery. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of the most supportive ligaments of our Knee and the ACL Repair Surgery which is also called ACL Reconstruction Surgery has 95% success rates globally and we are proud to announce that UPHI a Wellness & Surgical Centre has a 100% Success rates for all the ACL tear cases done by our Orthopaedic Surgeon.


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