Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Written and reviewed by
Dr. Prabhat Agarwal 87% (52 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedic Doctor, Delhi  •  16 years experience
Play video

Hello,I am doctor Prabhat Agarwa,l Orthoscopic consultant in Shanti Mukand Hospital Delhi.

Today I am going to tell you about very common injury seen in day to day practice, that is anterior cruciate ligament injury. This ligament is inside our knee joints and it attaches to the high bone which is femur and leg bone which is tibia. It helps in stability of the knee joint and when somebody is involved in road traffic accident or any sports injury there is rotational movement in the knee and this ligament that injured, it can rupture and it can tear. So, what happens, patient developed swelling and pain in the knee joint with the hematoma formation, in acute phase it is very painful, in acute phase we stabilized the knee with brace support, we give ice pack and some physiotherapy. After cooling down period when there is instability of the knee joint, ACL ligament has to be reconstructed. Harvest the graph from the lateral, medial side of the knee and we prepare it in a fraction which is similar to the anatomical ACL which is already inside the joint and which has ruptured and we fix that graph inside the joint with the minimal invasive method because it is arthroscopic surgery. After the period of surgery, patient usually does not stay in the bed, from the very next day they can move on and they have to take physiotherapy for 2 to 4 weeks and after that they become totally asymptomatic and they can enjoy their free injury activities levels. The symptoms I have mentioned, if you are suffering from any of these instability, pain or swelling or recurrent capitals in the knee joint.

You can visit my clinic and I assure you complete recovery from your symptoms and full functional results. Thank You.

3606 people found this helpful