ACL / PCL Repair Surgery
It is the reconstruction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) & Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL). ACL or Anterior Cruciate ligament and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) if one of the two ligaments at the back of the knee which provides stability to the joint during movements by preventing the top and bottom of the knee from sliding back and forth. ACL / PCL injuries occur due to trauma, usually in a sport or fitness activity. The ligament gets stretched or tears when the foot is firmly planted, the knee locks and twists or pivots at the same time. This commonly occurs in basketball, football, soccer, and gymnastics, where a sudden change in direction stresses and damages the ligament. Women are more prone to ACL / PCL injuries than men because of a different anatomy.
Candidates for ACL / PCL Repair
Patient and Doctor are the major decision maker for the type of treatment to be given. Patient's requirements from the joint after the injury has healed will be a deciding factor.
Nonsurgical treatment may be appropriate for patients who are less active, do not participate in activities that require running, jumping or pivoting, and who would be interested in physical therapy to return range of motion and strength to match the uninjured leg.
What does repair involve?
The anterior cruciate ligament is reconstructed using arthroscopic surgery which is a newer and efficient method. There are a variety of techniques, depending on the type of tear and what other injuries may be associated. The decision as to what surgical option is appropriate is individualized and tailored to a patient's specific situation.
Physical therapy is the mainstay of rehabilitation and therapy regardless of whether or not an operation is performed.
Dr Anubhav Gulati
MBBS, MS (Ortho), MRCS (Edinburgh)
Joint Replacement Surgeon
Dr Anubhav Gulati is a well known orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon having worked with various hospitals in Delhi, Gurgaon and abroad. Dr Gulati has an experience of more than 17 years as orthopaedic, trauma and joint replacement surgeon. He has been extensively trained in all joint replacement surgeries and trauma surgeries like nailing, plating, fixation, poly trauma, multiple fractures etc.
Dr Debashish Chanda
MBBS, MS (Ortho), Fellowship In Arthroplasty (Computer Navigation)
Joint Replacement Surgeon
Dr Debashish Chanda is an accomplished and trained orthopaedic surgeon. Dr Chanda specializes in elective orthopaedic surgeries like fracture fixation, complex fractures and trauma surgeries. Apart from orthoapedic surgery he is also trained in arthroscopic surgery for ACL / PCL tear, Meniscus tear, shouder and other small joint arthroscopy.
Dr Chanda has undergone special training at Lilalvati and Breach Candy hospital Mumbai for computer navigated joint replacement surgery which is the most advanced and best method for joint replacement.
Dr Praveen Tittal
MBBS, MS (Ortho), Fellowship In Arthroscopy, Paris (France)
An alumini of one of the best Institute - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi Dr. Praveen Tittal is a experienced surgeon trained in all types of athroscopic surgeries and considered to be one of India's best Arthroscopy Surgeons. Dr Tittal specializes in ligaments repairs like Complex Arthroscopic ACL & PCL Repairs of the Knee , Bankart, Meniscus tear, Sports Injuries, Knee , Hip and Shoulder Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff repairs of the shoulder, Hip laberal tear repair, Frozen shoulder and Tennis Elbow. Dr Praveen Tittal has an experience of more than 10 years and 400 arthroscopic surgeries.