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About ACL Tear

A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament is known as ACL tear. It is one of the major ligaments in the knee. Athletes and women who wear high heels for long hours are likely to suffer from an ACL tear often. ACL tear is commonly witnessed in players related to soccer, football, cricket, basketball etc where sudden jumping, landing and other such body movements are required. The surgery to reconstruct a torn or injured ACL is known as ACL Reconstruction.

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ACL Reconstruction Recovery
  • Surgery healing takes 4 to 8 weeks.
  • Full recovery usually takes 4 to 9 months
Swelling after ACL Reconstruction
  • Swelling typically persists for 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Elevate your leg and apply ice packs to the knee, for 20-30 minutes every 2 hours.
Most common choices of graft for ACL reconstruction
  • Patellar tendon autograft
  • Patellar tendon allograft
  • Hamstring autograft
  • Quadriceps tendon autograft
Return to sports after ACL Reconstruction
  • Athletes can return to pivoting sports after 4 to 8 weeks
  • Athletes can return to regular sports after about 8 months. Make sure to take your orthopedic surgeon’s approval before returning to sports.
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ACL Tear Treatment

Diagnosis of a Torn ACL

During the physical examination, the doctor will check the swelling in the knee. The doctor may also ask you to change positions of the knee to check if the knee is functioning properly. The diagnosis, in most cases, can be done on the basis of the physical test alone, but if the injury looks severe, the doctor may ask you to take a few more tests such as – X-rays and MRI.

ACL Tear Surgery

During the physical examination, the doctor will check the swelling in the knee. The doctor may also ask you to change positions of the knee to check if the knee is functioning properly. The diagnosis, in most cases, can be done on the basis of the physical test alone, but if the injury looks severe, the doctor may ask you to take a few more tests such as – X-rays and MRI.

The surgery to repair a torn ACL is known as ACL Reconstruction. During the process, the surgeon operates and removes the injured ligament and replaces it with a segment of tendon tissue. The tendon tissue works similar to that of a ligament which connects the muscle to bone.

The surgeon will use a piece of tendon from another part of the knee or a tendon from a deceased donor. After the surgery, the patient can resume a rehabilitative therapy course for recovery.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Ashish Taneja

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

17 Years Experience

"ACL tear is one of the common orthopedic conditions among teenagers and sports player. And yet a common fear I encounter is, 'If I will be able to play sports again?'. Well yes, you absolutely will. All my patients have. The only four pointers are- 1.) Early diagnosis, 2.)Timely treatment, 3.) A little rest, 4.)Basic physiotherapy. Once all four are met, you will be absolutely fine and fit to return to sports again. "

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does an ACL injury feel?

When you have an ACL injury, you may hear a loud “pop” sound and feel your knee buckle. Within a few hours after an ACL injury, the injured knee may swell up due to bleeding from vessels in the torn ligament. If you think you have an ACL injury and want to meet the best ACL tear doctor in Meerut, give us a call.

Are minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries safe?

Minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries are relatively safer, as compared to traditional surgeries as they involve smaller surgical incisions and involve less blood loss, risk of infections or post operative pain and scar. But even with minimally invasive surgery, there are risks of complications with anesthesia, bleeding and infection.

When can I walk after ACL reconstruction?

Most patients are able to walk without assistance within 2 weeks. However, the ability to walk after ACL reconstruction depends on many factors such as the severity of the injury and type of surgery performed.

When can I return to sports after an ACL repair surgery?

How soon you can return to sports will depend on many factors including the type of graft used, surgical technique used (knee arthroscopy or open surgery), the specific sport you want to play, and your progress during recovery period. Typically, the time frame to return to sports can range from 6 to 8 months.

What is ACL Reconstruction cost in Meerut?

The cost of ACL tear repair surgery in Meerut can range between Rs. 1,40,000 and Rs. 1,60,000. But this is not a fixed price and is subject to change based on multiple factors like the doctor fee, hospital charges, cost of medications, and the amount to be paid for diagnostic tests.

What are some common knee conditions and injuries that result in knee pain?

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries or ACL injuries

  • Cartilage injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains or strains
  • Fractures
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis)
Can I ride a bike with a torn ACL?

After diagnosis, an orthopedic doctor can provide the best answer for this. In the case of a severe ACL tear, the doctor would suggest you to completely avoid strenuous activities that may cause knee pain. Consult the best orthopedic doctors for an ACL tear in Meerut at Pristyn Care.

What tests are needed for the diagnosis of ACL tear?

The doctor may ask you to take a few more tests such as X-ray and MRI. You can now consult the most trusted orthopedic doctors in Meerut for ACL tears at Pristyn Care.

What does the anterior cruciate ligament do?

The ACL keeps the knee joint stable and aligned by not allowing the shin bone from sliding out of its position. The ligament also helps prevent extreme twisting or rotation of the joint.

Can I delay my ACL Reconstruction surgery?

It’s not advisable to delay ACL reconstruction surgery as it risks worsening the damage to the knee. After diagnosis, you should discuss your treatment options with your doctor, and try to start the treatment as soon as possible.

How long does the ACL Reconstruction surgery take?

Minimally invasive reconstruction surgery takes about 60 – 90 minutes. However, you may be asked to stay in the hospital for a day for observation after the surgery.

For how long would I need to use crutches after an ACL reconstruction surgery?

Crutches are used to provide additional support while walking and standing and should be used according to one’s requirement. However, in most cases, patients can walk and stand without support within a week.

What are the 4 major ligaments in the knee?
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
Can an ACL tear heal on its own?

Partial ACL tear or a sprained ACL can heal with the use of physiotherapy, RICE treatment, rest and pain medication (to manage pain). A complete ACL tear cannot heal on its own as there is no blood supply to the injured ligament. Surgical reconstruction or repair is usually required for a completely torn ACL.

When can I go swimming after ACL reconstruction?

It is advised to avoid swimming for 2 to 4 months after surgery. You should get your doctor’s approval before resuming such activities after ACL surgery.

What is the best treatment for a torn ACL?

In most cases, a torn ACL, unlike most other torn ligaments, does not heal well on its own. Some patients might be able to heal with conservative, non-surgical treatments. However, in most cases of aACL tears, the most appropriate treatment option is a surgery. For those patients who have an active lifestyle, ACL reconstruction is usually the best option for their torn ACL.

ACL reconstruction surgery involves replacing the damaged ligament of the knee joint with a tendon taken from another part of the body in a procedure known as a tendon graft. In case the patient has a complete knee extension, surgery may safely be performed immediately after the ACL injury. However, in most cases, orthopedic surgeons recommend having ACL reconstruction surgery some weeks after the ACL injury in order to allow time for the initial swelling to subside and the knee’s range of motion to improve. To know more about ACL reconstruction surgery procedure, cost or benefits, connect with us by calling or using the “Book Your Appointment” form.

What is the goal of ACL reconstruction?

Irrespective of the reason you undergo an ACL reconstruction, the goal of the surgery will remain the same- that is- to restore normal knee function, movement and stability to the injured knee. ACL reconstruction is typically be recommended in the following instances-

Complete ACL tear Other parts of the knee or the surrounding area such as PCL or meniscus are also injured at the same time as your ACL Knee instability Unsuccessful physiotherapy or rehabilitation program to repair the torn ACL Restricted activities and mobility because of swelling or knee pain Chronic ACL deficiency due to an untreated ACL tear or injury

If you are suggested to undergo ACL reconstruction, you should not delay the procedure as it can lead to more potential risks and further injuries. Get the best advice on ACL tear treatment in Meerut, based on your thorough diagnosis and specific needs, speak to our expert orthopedic surgeons in Meerut.

What are the advantages of undergoing ACL reconstruction by arthroscopy?

Most ACL tear doctors in Meerut recommend arthroscopic ACL reconstruction as the procedure is much less invasive than the conventional ACL tear surgery and allows the patient to return to sports and regular life much sooner, with great results. Key benefits of arthroscopic ACL reconstruction include-

  • Less invasive procedure than traditional ACL surgery Less risk of infection
  • Much shorter recovery period and hospitalisation Can be performed at the same time of knee arthroscopy
  • Much smaller incision and surgical scar Lesser trauma to nearby tissue Fewer potential risks and negative side effects

Get the best treatment for your torn ACL in Meerut at Pristyn Care clinic

If you have injured or torn your ACL, it is important to consult an experienced orthopedic specialist who can evaluate your injury with a detailed diagnosis and will also explain suitable treatment options.

Our orthopedic surgeons specializes in the treatment of knee injuries as well as orthopedic conditions. If you are considering surgery for a torn ACL, schedule your consultation with our expert orthopedic surgeon in Meerut.

To consult our expert orthopedic surgeons for any doubts, concerns or queries, visit the nearest Pristyn Care clinic in Meerut to know the solution. Book an appointment with the best ACL tear doctors and surgeons in Meerut or book an online consultation and consult the doctor via a video call.

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