How does a tendon graft grow into an ACL?


Last updated: 27th March, 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


Last updated: 19th February, 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: 14th February, 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

single double bundle acl surgery

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  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: 22nd December, 2016  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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Postoperative Complications and Care of ACL Reconstructions


Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Anterior cruciate ligament tear or damage is a common injury in young athletes and people who actively use the knees. Arthroscopic reconstruction of ACL is a popular surgical technique to repair the torn ACL. It is reported that patients undergoing this procedure are benefitted with 85-90% satisfaction with the restoration of […]

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Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and its treatments


Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  What is ACL ligament? The ligament that is present in the center of our knee is called as anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. Four major ligaments hold the knee together, and the ACL is one among them. The ACL is damaged when it is twisted or injured. It is the site for one […]

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