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Types of ACL Tear Surgery

Surgery TypeRecovery DaysHospital DaysAge Group
ACL Reconstruction (using autograft)6 - 9 months1-2 DaysAny age
ACL Reconstruction (using allograft)6 - 9 months1-2 DaysAny age
ACL Repair4 -6 months1-2 DaysTypically younger adults

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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 an ACL Tear

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 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 Words

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Dr. Abhishek Bansal

MBBS, MS (Ortho), DNB- Orthopedics, M.R.C.S.

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. "

Why choose Pristyn Care?

Best Healthcare Provider for Orthopedic Treatments


Hassle-free treatment journey

We provide hassle-free treatment to all patients for ACL surgery with a convenient and comfortable treatment journey.


US FDA-approved treatments

We avail all patients with advanced state-of-the-art treatments for ACL reconstruction and repair for successful treatment and long-term recovery.


Expert and experienced orthopedic specialists

We have a team of expert and experienced orthopedic surgeons and doctors with over 8 years of experience treating advanced orthopedic issues like ACL tears.


Minimal chances of complications

We take care of all aspects of the patient’s treatment journey to ensure minimal chances of complications at any point during the treatment.

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 Nashik, give us a call.

Why are ACL injuries so common?

The knee joint is vulnerable to injuries. ACL injuries can commonly occur during sports or other such activities because the knee stability decreases as it bends.

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 the ACL Reconstruction cost in Nashik?

The cost of ACL reconstruction in Nashik can range from INR 1,40,000 – 1,80,000. There are several factors that can influence the cost of your ACL surgery, including the type of allograft used, general fee of the surgeon performing the surgery, type of anesthesia used for the surgery and if the patient has any other injuries such as PCL (posterior cruciate ligament). You can get in touch with our team to get an estimated cost of ACL tear surgery for your case.

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 Nashik 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 Nashik for ACL tears at Pristyn Care.

What is the ACL?

The knee joint is composed of three major parts: the tibia, the patella, and the femur. The anterior cruciate ligament is responsible for connecting the femur to the tibia and keeping the knee joint stable during movements. The stability and balance provided by the ACL are crucial for movements that involve cutting and pivoting motions in several sports activities.

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.

How would I know that I have torn my anterior cruciate ligament?

Only a proper diagnosis can help confirm a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament. The diagnosis is done with a physical examination and diagnostic scans including X-rays and MRI scans.

Why do I need ACL reconstruction surgery?

In the case of minor injuries in the knee, when there is a partial tear or an extreme sprain in the anterior cruciate ligament, nonsurgical treatment methods may prove to be effective. However, in more serious injuries when there is a total tear in the anterior cruciate ligament, ACL reconstruction surgery is the only way to properly address the condition. You would be a viable candidate for an ACL reconstruction surgery if:

  • You have an active lifestyle.
  • You are an athlete and wish to return to sports after recovery.
  • The injury is affecting your routine life.
  • The ACL tear is accompanied by another knee injury, like a meniscus tear.

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 one to one and a half-hour. However, you may be asked to stay in the hospital for a day for observation after the surgery.

What happens after an ACL reconstruction surgery?

Post-surgery, your rehabilitation plan will be started, which will go on for about 6 to 8 months. During the rehabilitation period, you would be taught several exercises and stretches by a trained physiotherapist. These exercises will help strengthen the graft and surrounding muscles.

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.

How to treat medial collateral ligament or MCL injury?

Most MCL injuries can be treated at home with RICE treatment (rest, ice, compress and elevate)and anti-inflammatory medicine. The orthopedic doctor may suggest the patient use crutches and wear a knee brace/ knee cap that protects the knee but also allows for some movement of the knee. The patient might need to reduce the activity for a few weeks until the MCL injury heals.

What is meniscal repair?

Meniscal repair is an outpatient surgical procedure to repair a torn meniscus using minimally invasive keyhole surgery.

Can ligament injury heal itself?

Some ligament injuries can heal with use of medication, exercise, physiotherapy , rest and RICE treatment. Grade 1 and grade 2 ligament injuries can heal on their own but it may take time. The patient would need proper care and an orthopedic specialist’s supervision for proper and quick healing.

Grade 3 ligament injury is a complete tear of the ligament and typically requires surgical treatment.

What are the 4 major ligaments in the knee?

The 4 major ligaments in the knee are-

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)

What to do in ligament injury?

Standard medical treatment for knee ligament injury typically includes-

Proper diagnosis and examination by an orthopedic doctor is important after a ligament injury. Consult the best knee doctor in Nashik at your nearest Pristyn Care clinic.

  • Rest
  • Ice pack application (to reduce swelling that occurs within hours of the injury)
  • Compression (from an knee brace or elastic bandage)
  • Elevate the affected leg
  • Prescribed pain relievers

What is the treatment for complete tear of anterior cruciate ligament?

Complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) typically requires ACL reconstruction.

Is knee cap for ligament injury effective?

Wearing a knee cap after ligament injury can help to stabilize the knee and prevent sideways movements that may increase damage to the ligament.

What is ligament repair?

Ligament repair or reconstruction is the procedure to replace or repair a damaged ligament.

What to do in case of a ligament injury at home?

  • Ice the injured knee for 20-30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours to reduce the pain and swelling.
  • Compress the knee.
  • Raise the knee on a pillow while sitting or lying down.
  • Wear a knee brace or knee cap to stabilize the knee and prevent further injury.
  • Take prescribed painkillers.

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.

Are braces for MCL tears useful?

A knee brace or knee cap can help to prevent sideways movement of the knee joint and further protects the MCL from instability, strain and pressure. If an MCL tear is severe, the orthopedic doctor may recommend surgery.

Can you walk with a complete acl tear?

It might be possible to walk with a complete ACL tear. However, the person might have a lot of pain and knee instability and a risk of further knee injuries.

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 treatment for high grade anterior cruciate ligament tear?

ACL reconstruction or repair surgery is the best treatment for high grade anterior cruciate ligament tear.

What is the success rate of ACL repair?

ACL reconstruction has been a successful procedure, with satisfactory outcomes in 75%- 97% of patients.

What will happen after your ACL reconstruction?

The rehabilitation program begins immediately after the surgery. A physiotherapist will teach you some exercises that will help strengthen your leg and the operated knee. You will also be given some instructions by your surgeon for a proper recovery. These instructions involve ample rest, avoiding sports activities for 4 to 6 months after the surgery, regularly attending the follow-up appointments, and diligently following through with the physiotherapy plan.

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 ACL 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.

Post-operative Care after ACL reconstruction surgery

After an ACL Reconstruction Surgery, you will have to limit your activities for a few weeks to give the joint time to heal. The mobility and movement of the knee should be limited during the recovery period and strenuous activities should be avoided. After a few weeks, physiotherapy can be started to regain mobility, strength, and flexibility of the knee.

After completing the rehabilitation and physiotherapy program, the knee will regain its full range of motion and you would be able to get back with your life without any restrictions.

What are the advantages of undergoing ACL reconstruction by arthroscopy?

Most ACL tear doctors in Nashik 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 c knee arthroscopy
  • Much smaller incision and surgical scar
  • Lesser trauma to nearby tissue
  • Fewer potential risks and negative side effects
  • Faster return to regular life after surgery

What are the risks and complications of an ACL injury?

Just like any other surgery, ACL reconstruction surgery also comes with a possibility of some risks and complications, Some of those are listed as follows.

  • Infection and thrombosis
  • Vascular and nerve damage
  • Reduced level of function and mobility in the joint post-surgery
  • A grating sensation in the knee at the time of movement
  • Chronic pain post-surgery

Why choose Pristyn Care for ACL Reconstruction Surgery in Nashik?

If you have suffered an injury on your knee and suspect that there might be damage to the anterior cruciate ligament, book an appointment with the best orthopedics in Nashik at Pristyn Care and get a treatment plan after a proper diagnosis.

Pristyn Care has some of the most experienced and skilled orthopedic surgeons in Nashik. With use of state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment, the surgeons successfully repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament. On account of being minimally invasive, the surgery is quicker, significantly less painful, and helps in quicker recovery.

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