Fortunately,there are ways to minimize and manage knee pain following ACL surgery so that you can continue your recovery journey and enjoy pain-free living. Due to advances in medical technology, and orthopedic surgical techniques, most people who have undergone an arthroscopic ACL reconstruction (ACL reconstruction) are able to return to their pre-injury level of physical activity.
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1. Graft Harvesting Techniques
Ligament surgeons can use the bone-patellar tendon-bone graft or hamstring tendon graft to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament. There are differences in the anterior knee pain caused by these two grafts harvesting techniques. Bone-patellar tendon-bone graft (BPTB) causes more anterior knee pain than hamstring tendon graft. BPTB graft harvesting makes patient vulnerable anterior knee pain and pain when kneeling.
2. Meniscal Tear
A tear in the meniscus can be a cause of knee pain. Rarely after meniscus repair the torn part of the meniscus doesn’t heal back to its original position, or sometimes it can even tear more. If this happens, it can cause pain and discomfort, limiting your ability to move and walk normally. In many cases, doctors will recommend a repeat arthroscopy to deal with torn meniscus.
Sometimes meniscus tear can cause a sudden locking of the joint, often making it difficult for the person to bend their knee without experiencing pain. This locking episode may last for minutes or hours before subsiding. If this continues, it may be necessary to undergo a meniscal repair.
3. Cartilage Damage
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5. Quadriceps Weakness Following ACL Surgery
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6. Persistent Swelling Following ACL Surgery
7. Inadequate Rehabilitation Following ACL Surgery
The Cruciates is a team of highly experienced and skilled surgeons who are in the sports medicine field from a long time and have dealt with complicated sports injuries. Dr. Nagendra Prasad is one of the best arthroscopy surgeons in India leads the team. The Cruciates is committed to deliver high-quality services and would like to make sure that, you are satisfied with our work. The team Cruciates provides customized treatment and follow up to each patient to make sure that everyone will achieve desired level of recovery and rehabilitation to ensure early return to sports.
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