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Dr. Mohan M.R

22 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ravi Prakash Y

19 years experience overall

Dr. Radhakrishna V N

18 years experience overall

Dr. Srikanth K P

21 years experience overall

Dr. Venkatesh Rathod

16 years experience overall

Dr. Somanna Malchira

18 years experience overall
1100 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Prashanth Kalale

25 years experience overall
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Dr. Deepak S

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ACL Surgery?

ACL Surgery is the repair of the torn/damaged Anterior Cruciate Ligament [ACL] in the knee. The torn or damaged ligament of the knee is replaced with another tendon which can be obtained from you or from a suitable deceased donor. The ACL reconstruction/repair surgery can be done in two types which are:

  1. Arthroscopic-assisted surgery
  2. Open surgery

What are the advantages of ACL Surgery?

Some of the advantages of ACL Surgery are as follows:

  1. It is a minimally invasive surgery
  2. Less postoperative pain
  3. Increases the stability and mobility of the knee
  4. Less chance of revision surgery

What are the indications of ACL Surgery?

ACL Surgery is indicated in the following conditions:

  1. Severe damage to the ACL ligament
  2. Joint instability
  3. Sports that require a strong and stable knee
  4. Severe knee injury with torn ligaments

What is the preparation for ACL Surgery?

  1. Inform the doctor regarding past and present medical and medications history.
  2. Discuss with the doctor about all risks, complications, and benefits associated with ACL Surgery.
  3. The doctor may advise the patient to stop taking certain medications and dietary supplements before undergoing this surgery.
  4. The doctor will do a physical examination to make sure that you are healthy and free from infections.
  5. A few imaging tests may be performed to check the condition of the ACL ligament and the knee joint.

What are the steps involved in ACL Surgery?

The following are the steps involved in the ACL surgery:

  1. General anesthesia will be given to avoid pain during the surgery.
  2. The next step involves making a small incision of about 2-3 inches on the knee.
  3. Then the surgeon will remove the damaged ligaments.
  4. A part of the patella tendon is removed and will replace the damaged ligament. This replacement is known as a graft.
  5. Sockets or tunnels are drilled into your thigh bone and shinbone to accurately place the graft in its position.
  6. Then it is secured with screws or fixation devices.

What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for ACL Surgery?

  1. After the surgery, you may feel drowsy for the next few hours.
  2. There may be moderate to severe pain accompanied by light swelling and discomfort postsurgery.
  3. The doctor may prescribe some painkillers to reduce the pain.
  4. Follow all the instructions given by the doctor.
  5. A walking aid may be advised to assist you in walking.
  6. Ample rest is suggested after the surgery.
  7.  Make follow-up visits to the doctor to remove sutures or to know if the sutures are healed, etc.

Who can perform ACL Surgery [Right specialist type for ACL Surgery]?

ACL Surgery can be performed by an experienced Orthopedic Surgeon.

What is the cost of ACL Surgery?

Cost of ACL Surgery depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. Type of surgery planned to be performed
  5. The severity of damage to the ACL [Anterior Cruciate Ligament]
  6. Type of graft used
  7. Unilateral or bilateral surgery
  8. The medical condition of the patient
  9. Postsurgical complications that are involved
  10. Type of hospital
  11. The admission room that you opted for
  12. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.

Minimum amount to be paid for ACL surgery in Bangalore starts from Rs.45,000

Average cost for ACL surgery in Bangalore is approximately Rs.1,35,000

Maximum price for ACL surgery in Bangalore rises up to Rs. 2,56,000

Cost for Unilateral ACL Surgery may be Rs.1,35,000

Cost of Bilateral ACL Surgery may be Rs.2,25,000

Is ACL Surgery a major or minor surgery?

ACL Surgery can be either major or minor procedure depending on the patient's medical condition and severity of the damage to ACL. 

What is the eligibility criteria for ACL Surgery?

People who can undergo ACL Surgery are:

  1. People who are suffering from severe ACL damage and unstable knees.
  2. Individuals who play sports requires strong knee strength and stability. 
  3. People with ACL deficiency and affecting quality of life.
  4. Individuals with injured knee cartilage or meniscus, or other knee ligaments or tendons.

What is the ineligibility criteria for ACL Surgery?

People who cannot undergo ACL Surgery are:

  1. People with mild ACL damage that can be treated with non-surgical procedures such as rehabilitation, exercise, or medications, etc.
  2. People suffering from severe arthritis.

What are the risks and complications associated with ACL Surgery?

Risks and Complications associated with ACL Surgery are:

  1. Knee pain
  2. Stiffness of the knee
  3. Poor healing of the graft
  4. Failure of the graft
  5. May develop osteoarthritis

How long does it take to complete ACL Surgery?

ACL Surgery may take almost 60-90 minutes to complete. Sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient.

What is the recovery time?

Individuals who undergo ACL Surgery may take 8-9 months to recover completely.

What is the success rate of ACL Surgery?

The success rate of ACL Surgery depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Type of surgery or procedure performed

However, the success rate of ACL Surgery may be 80%-90%.

Is ACL Surgery painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia. There may be some pain and discomfort after the procedure.

Is ACL Surgery Permanent?

ACL Surgery may or may not be permanent and it depends on how well the reconstructed ACL is healed.

What are the long-term results of ACL Surgery?

Long-term results of ACL Surgery are:

  1. Restore the stability and function of the knee
  2. Regains the motion of the knee

Can ACL Surgery be detected in future?

ACL Surgery can be detected in the future either by X-ray or MRI scan examinations.

What are the options if ACL Surgery fails?

There may be chances for the failure of the ACL surgery and in such cases, the doctor may recommend revision of ACL Surgery.

What are the alternatives for ACL Surgery?

Some of the alternatives for ACL Surgery are:

  1. Prolotherapy
  2. Non-surgical treatment such as physical therapy, home exercise, and rehabilitation
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