The Knee Joints have elastic like soft tissue structures called Ligaments which provide flexibility to the joint. Two main types of ligaments in the knee joint are Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL). People who are engaged in sporting activities can accidently injure these ligaments when the knee joint is twisted or gets a shock due to any kind of accident like fall or collision. The injury to the ligament can be a partial tear or a complete tear. When the ligament gets injured, the knee joint gets swollen and there is severe pain during movement. The first step to be taken immediately after the injury is to immobilize the knee joint and to apply ice pack on the joint. The cold pack helps in reducing inflammation in the joint and also helps in healing the injury. Movement should be done by using a support so that pressure is not put on the joint and the ligaments. The injured person should be immediately taken to an orthopaedic doctor for evaluation and proper diagnosis. The orthopaedic doctor would do a clinical examination followed by X-rays to see the extent of injury. In order to properly visualize the ligaments an MRI Scan of the Joint would be needed. The MRI scan can reveal the extent of injury as to whether there is any tear in the ligament and whether the tear is partial or complete.
Partial tear of the ACL or PCL can heal with time and with proper rest being given to the joint. Your orthopaedic doctor might give some medications to assist in faster healing and relieving pain. However if the tear is complete then arthroscopic repair may be the only option. In this type of surgery the orthopaedic doctor would make 3 small holes in the skin around the knee joint and through these holes the surgical instruments would enter inside the knee joint. The camera attached to the arthroscope sends high resolution images of the inside which are seen on a computer monitor and the broken ligament is attached together using an implant. If the ligament is broken from the point where it is attached to the bone then anchors are used to hook the ligament back to the bone. Sometimes the meniscal is also injured which is also repaired alongwith the ACL and PCL. After completing the repair the orthopaedic surgeon brings the surgical instruments out and closes the small holes using staplers. No stitches are required in arthroscopic surgery. The patient can be discharged from the hospital on the same day and can get back on feet using a walker. Weight bearing is avoided for the knee which has been operated for the next 10-15 days.
Dr Subhash Khanna and Dr Vikrant Khanna are a formidable team having tonnes of experience and highly advanced skills for doing all kinds of arthroscopic surgeries. The cost of ACL or PCL Arthroscopic Repair Surgery is in the range of Rs. 1 - 1.5 lacs depending upon the type of the implant used in the surgery. The surgery can be done in day care and almost all the patients go home within one of the surgery. Post surgery rehabilitation is extremely important and should continue for 3-6 months in order to achieve the level of activity which was present before the injury. People engaged in competitive sports need intensive rehab in order to return to the field with the same gusto. Most of the insurance policies will cover the surgery if the accident has taken place after the initiation of the policy. The insurance companies may raise queries about the time of the accident which have to be answered to their satisfaction before they give the approval for bearing the cost of the treatment However if you are holding an insurance policy which has been provided by your company then the surgery is covered from day one. You also have to check the room rent eligibility in your insurance policy to make sure that you get the complete claim amount and there are no deductions. If you opt for a higher category room than what you are eligible for, then you may have to bear some expenses for your treatment.
Kalyani Hospital was the first superspecialty hospital of Gurgaon. During the last 2 decades, we had the privilege of serving the residents of Haryana as the ultimate referral centre. For patients of Road Traffic Accident, trauma, head injuries, fractures, heart attack, stroke and many other medical emergencies, Kalyani Hospital has been the beacon of hope. The trust of the patients in Kalyani Hospital has meant that the best doctors in the city got associated with our Hospital for providing the best in class medical treatments. Many hospitals have come up in Gurgaon in the last 15 years but the patient's trust earned by Kalyani Hospital remains unshaken.
Kalyani Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of our patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse. All our other departments like Gastroenterology, ENT, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy, Plastic Surgery, Intensive Care, Gynaecology and Obstetrics have the latest and most advanced medical equipments to achieve superior results for the patients.
Our Medical team is led by renowned General, Laparoscopic and Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr Subhash Khanna. In a career spanning over 40 years, Dr Khanna is known to the residents of Gurgaon for his surgical and administrative skills. Our team of doctors is a fine blend of young doctors who are trained in the latest medical technology and experienced senior consultants. The team of doctors is supported by well qualified and experienced nurses and paramedics. Special focus is given on upgradation of the knowledge and skills through regular training of the staff. The hospital offers quality medical services which are accredited by NABH.
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