ACL reconstruction is surgery to replace a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), a major knee-ligament, with a piece of tendon either from the patient (Autografts) or a donor (Allograft). The surgery is performed through small incisions by an orthopedic surgeon.
ACL tears is one of the most common knee injuries in a sportsperson during sports or other high-intensity physical activities that put pressure on the knee. It can also be because of a sudden accident like landing from a jump incorrectly, receiving a direct blow to the knee, or pivoting while the foot is firmly planted.
Risks associated with ACL Reconstruction surgeries are minimal, yet they do exist. Young children with ACL tears can have the risks of growth platelets injuries. The surgical process can also cause blood clots or knee stiffness. But rest ensured, the surgeon will take full risk measures into account before the surgery.
The ACL Reconstruction Surgery in India starts from USD 3,325 and can go up to USD 5,320. It usually takes around 3-5 days in hospitals. The recovery period is estimated around two weeks, i.e 14 days. If we talk about the effectiveness, the ACL Surgery has a success rate of around 90-95%.