ACL Repair

One of the four primary ligaments (ligaments that link bone to bone) of the knee joint, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) coordinates function and offers stability. It can be unpleasant and incapacitating to have your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) torn or sprained. Other knee ligaments may stretch or tear as a result of an ACL injury. Surgery is frequently needed to restore complete knee function in those who have had an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

A tear or sprain of this ligament can be painful and debilitating. An ACL injury may also cause other ligaments in your knee to stretch or tear. Many people who injure their anterior cruciate ligament require surgery to regain full function of their knee. Although this is a serious issue, there are a few methods through which it can be treated. But first, let’s know about ACL in detail.

What are ACL and its causes?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a fibrous band that connects your thighbone to your shinbone. It prevents the tibia from sliding forward during a sudden stop or change in direction.

An ACL injury is a common sports injury. It occurs when the ACL tears or ruptures, causing pain and swelling that can easily be confused with other injuries. ACL injuries are most often seen in contact sports such as football, soccer, basketball, hockey and rugby because of their high-speed nature.

ACL tears typically occur from direct blows to the knee or twisting/turning it violently (e.g., landing awkwardly). The most common symptoms of an ACL tear include:

  • A popping sensation in the knee during injury
  • Pain with swelling that usually settles in a day or two following injuries

Symptoms of ACL

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Instability (a feeling of instability when moving)
  • Giving way while running, jumping or landing

These symptoms are often felt on the side where the ACL was torn. It can occur at any time during recovery and usually gets worse with activity. If you are experiencing this symptom, it is important to stop immediately and rest until your knee feels better. The patient should not return to sports until symptoms have resolved completely. If you feel that your knee no longer feels stable when walking or running, then stop immediately, as there is still a risk of reinjury despite feeling better. If you continue to run despite these symptoms, then they could lead to further problems in future rehabilitation efforts.

If you are facing the symptoms of an ACL tear, waste no time and contact the doctors at Saqsham Ortho today to start with your diagnosis today!

 

Diagnosis of ACL

The well-renowned diagnosis of an ACL tear at Saqsham Otho is based on the following:

  • Physical examination

Our physical therapist will perform a complete examination, which involves checking all major joints in the knee and observing how they move when you walk or run. You can also have your knee tested with several tools like an inclinometer (a gadget that measures how high you’re sitting) to check for any pain in your thigh when standing up straight; this is known as the “straight leg raise test.”

  • X-ray

X-ray images are taken after you’ve been given local anaesthesia so that there’s no pain during this exam. Our doctor uses these pictures to see if there’s anything unusual about where one bone ends and another begins—this may indicate damage has been done to either side of your knee joint! If more than one bone shows signs of injury, then surgery would be recommended. This is because it would mean one or both sides must heal simultaneously before healing occurs completely over time without any outside assistance from medications etc.

 

ACL repair treatment

An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair is done to repair the torn ligament. In this procedure, our experienced surgeon will use arthroscopy to remove all or part of your torn ACL and then attach a piece of tendon from another part of your body to reconstruct it using sutures.

One of the four primary ligaments (ligaments that link bone to bone) of the knee joint that regulate function and offer stability is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury can be painful and incapacitating. Additional ligaments in your knee may strain or break as a result of an ACL injury. Surgery is frequently necessary for those who have an anterior cruciate ligament injury in order to restore complete knee function.

Injuries to this important structure are most often caused by sudden trauma, such as jumping from a jump height while landing on solid ground instead of soft turf; landing on the uneven ground after taking off from a jump, landing on uneven ground while walking away from an obstacle such as a tree trunk, running into another person while playing sports together at school/workplace etc. But they can also occur during normal daily activities such as biking home from work late at night without proper lighting for cyclists riding bikes.

The most common treatment method for ACL repair is surgery. To attain personalized guidance and to get all your doubts answered regarding the surgery, feel free to contact our team at Saqsham Ortho today!

Dealing with a torn ACL can be quite painful and, if taken lightly, will only worsen your situation. To avoid further pain and to worsen your ACL, connect with our professional team at Saqsham Ortho to get your treatment done efficiently and effectively.

At Saqsham, we care for your well-being and strive to bring you the best orthopaedic care and solutions. If you are experiencing any knee-related issues and would like to get a medical opinion, we’d suggest you book an appointment.

What are some of the common ways by which ACL can be injured?

When you run, jump, or land on an uneven surface like grass or dirt, the ACL may be injured because it has to absorb energy from those movements. This type of injury usually occurs during sports such as soccer and basketball where players must quickly change directions while running at high speeds. In addition to being present in both men and women—and even younger children—the ACL can also be torn by direct contact with another player who collides with them while playing games such as football or soccer.

Can I get immediate discharge after the surgery?

This type of surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure with general anaesthesia. It usually takes about an hour from start to finish, but you may need to stay overnight at the hospital if there are other health concerns such as bleeding or infection that need attention before returning home, with instructions on how much activity can be resumed after surgery.

Who should undergo ACL surgery?

ACL surgery should be considered, especially by people who are physically active. It is highly recommended for individuals engaged in sports and other physical activities which require pivoting. If more than 1 ligament is injured in your knee, then ACL reconstruction surgery is highly recommended. The recovery period may last from several months to almost a year, depending on your condition.

What are some of the common ways by which ACL can be injured?

When you run, jump, or land on an uneven surface like grass or dirt, the ACL may be injured because it has to absorb energy from those movements. This type of injury usually occurs during sports such as soccer and basketball where players must quickly change directions while running at high speeds. In addition to being present in both men and women—and even younger children—the ACL can also be torn by direct contact with another player who collides with them while playing games such as football or soccer.