The active pursuit of sports of any nature has the built-in hazards of various injuries that range from simple sprains to serious Knee injuries that could be not only painful, but also debilitating. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), a ligament injury in the knee has been the dreaded bane of many a sportsperson. Careers of many a sports person has been grounded because of ACL.
What is ACL?
This is a tear in one of the ligaments that join the bones of the upper and lower legs. The tear could range from mild to a complete tear. Without proper treatment the bones could rub against each other and also damage cartilage tissue. ACL is common to sports persons participating in games like Football, Hockey and Skiing, which involves rapid and sudden movements.
Advances in Medical Sciences has spelled out hope for Sports persons who have fallen prey to ACL.
Initial treatment consists of ice therapy, pain killers and physical therapy. Depending on the age and level of activity of the patient, surgery could be recommended in the form of ACL reconstruction. The surgery is non-invasive and primarily consists of substituting the ACL with another tendon from the patient or from other sources.
Where to get ACL Reconstruction Surgery done?
India has become a ‘go to’, destination for Medical Tourism, with millions traveling to places like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and other places for quality medical treatment at reasonable costs. One popular destination/Hospital is Manipal Hospitals in Bangalore. The hospital equipped with state of the art equipment and the best Orthopedicians making it a great choice to head for ACL Reconstruction Surgery. Manipal Hospitals offers world class health care at affordable costs across their network of hospitals located in Bangalore, Goa, Jaipur, Mangalore, Salem, Vijaywada and Vishakapatnam. There is an hospital in Klang, Malaysia too. The Manipal Hospitals offer a complete range of health care services and their specialities include Bariatric Surgery, Nuclear Medicine, Dermatology, Organ Transplants, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery among many others. The Hospital provides ease of access to Doctors through a simple and user friendly web interface for searching Doctors based on specialization, location, etc and also for fixing an appointment.