Surgery For ACL Reconstruction

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The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery is done in order to replace a surgical tissue graft of ACL which is located in the knee. This helps to get it back to working properly. This injury is common among the people who are in sports. The damage is done when you stretch too much while running fast or jumping high. When the ACL is stable, it helps you to have a stable body, you can walk or run in stable position but if you put your weight when its damaged, then you might feel pain or get uncomfortable. So, in the surgery, the damaged ligament from your knee will be taken out and then it will be replaced with the new tissue. This new tissue will continue to do the work of damaged ligament and you will feel no pain, you can do all the sports again without any pain.  

So, how does it work? Well, its pretty simple. Once the damaged ACL is removed, then the doctor puts a tendon in the place of damaged ACL. These tendons are responsible for joining the bones. This is the work of ACL but now it is damaged so a tendon will do the rest of the work. The doctor will take the tendon from your body while doing the surgery. It could also be used from a donor, both of the tendons will work. This tendon is called Graft when it is placed inside the body. The graft is placed at the right spot and then two holes are made from drill, on is above the knee and the other one is below the bone. These holes are called tunnels and then after placing the graft in the right place, the tunnels are closed with the screws. The new graft will grow on its own and may take time to heal.  

After the successful surgery, you will be requested to rest and not to put pressure on leg. For, this purpose, you will be advised to use a brace which will help you to heal fast as all of the weight will be on brace. The whole surgery may take an hour or so. After that you will be able to go home. Now, when the acl reconstruction surgery in Gold coast starts to heal, the doctor will advise you to go for physical therapy, this will help you strengthen your ACL and you will be able to play sports. If you feel anything about knee like pain or swelling or are not able to put weight on it then consult your doctor on urgent basis. For more information, please log on to https://orthoclinics.com.au/knee-help

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