ACL Recovery Timeline

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Last updated: 18th September, 2017   Pre-Surgery Before You Have Surgery – [0 weeks] Pre-rehabilitation or prehab is a form of physiotherapy that begins before you schedule an ACL surgery to restore normal range of motion and quadriceps strength. Pre-rehabilitation is necessary for a successful recovery and returns to normal living. Post-Surgery Baby Steps – [0-4 […]

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How does a tendon graft grow into an ACL?

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Last updated: 18th September, 2017  As discussed in our recent article, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgeries employ tendon grafts, such as the patellar tendon or hamstrings tendon, following which a new ligament grows on the tissue graft. The phenomenon of remodeling (or differentiation) of a tendon into a ligament is termed as “ligamentization”. Here, a […]

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Biodegradable Screws Vs Metallic Screws for ACL Reconstruction

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Last updated: 18th September, 2017  What is a Cruciate Ligament? Cruciate ligaments are present within a knee joint. They are a pair of ligaments which cross each other to form an ‘X’ and are therefore known as cruciform or cruciate ligaments. These ligaments stabilize the knee during its back and forth movements. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is […]

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All about Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

Last updated: 18th September, 2017  What is a Partial Knee Replacement? Partial Knee Replacement, also known as Unicondylar Knee Replacement or Unicompartmental Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pain and mobility issues in patients who have limited damage to knee joints. The damage could be due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or trauma. Before […]

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Single-bundle vs. Double-bundle ACL Surgery

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Last updated: 18th September, 2017  Disruption of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is among the most frequent musculoskeletal injuries affecting physically active men and women. It is one of the most common sports injuries. ACL reconstruction surgery is a widely accepted approach for treating tears, but continues to evolve, with many technical issues that are under […]

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How to decide you need an ACL surgery?

ACL surgery Decision

Last updated: 18th September, 2017  ACL reconstruction surgery has become one of the most common elective surgical procedures in the modern times. However, like any other surgery, decision to undergo this elective procedure has never been an easy one. There are many questions around the risks of post-surgery life but also risks of not undergoing it. […]

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