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ACL Reconstruction

The ACL is also better known as anterior cruciate ligament. In general terms it is used as ACL tears. This ACL reconstruction is type of surgical procedure that is requiredto reconstruct the ligament in the middle core of the knee. Through this ACL, the shin bone also known as Tibia is kept in proper position. Any damage in this ligament can harm your knee and lead to physical knee injury.

Bones and ligaments in the human body play an important role of supporting a human body. ACL reconstruction deserves s mention in this context.

Keyhole Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, which is also known as minimally invasive surgery, is also called keyhole surgery. It is basically a modern surgical method in which surgeries are done far from their exact situation by means of small incisions (generally 0.5–1.5 cm) somewhere else in the human body.

ACL reconstruction

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction refers to an operational tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, situated in the knee, for restoring its performance after anterior cruciate ligament wound. The ragged ligament is separated from the knee before the graft is placed. The surgery is done arthroscopically.

Advantages of keyhole surgery

There are several of advantages to the patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced haemorrhaging
  • Short recovery period
  • Positive outcome.

The main element of keyhole surgery

The main element in the keyhole surgery is the utilization of a laparoscope, an extended fiber optic cable structure that permits viewing of the affected region by twisting the wire from a more far-away, but more simply accessible position.

When does someone have to undergo ACL reconstruction?

Everyone must go to a doctor whenever they experience any type of pain in their ligaments and joints. Some of the symptoms and signs of a damaged ligaments and joint are mentioned below.

  • Fever from a terrible pain
  • Unbearable pain.
  • Inflammation in the ligaments and joints.
  • Unable to sit or stand for a long time.
  • Problem in walking.
  • Weak ligaments and joints.

Disadvantages of keyhole surgery

There are many disadvantages of keyhole surgery. They are mentioned below.

  • Reduced chance of depth perception.
  • Inability of judging accurately how much energy is being applied to tissue and cells.
  • Chance of damaging tissue
  • Reduced tactile sensation

What should one do after undergoing the keyhole surgery?

Current studies have proven that the result of a keyhole surgery is totally based on surgeon’s expertise and that correct positioning of surgery devices is very vital. So, additionally with assuring that a proven tool is utilized, patients must take care in choosing a surgeon with expertise and a first-class track record. If someone is planning to undergo keyhole surgery then the he or she should go for immediate treatment. The patients should obey all the suggestions and advices of their doctors.

The risks of ACL reconstruction surgery

Some of the risks are

  • trocar injuries
  • umbilical hernias
  • abdominal wall hematoma
  • umbilical injury infection
  • diffusion of blood vessels
  • hemorrhage
  • Vascular injuries
  • force on the phrenic nerve
  • Coagulation disorders
  • dense adhesions

Reasons for ligament and joint damage?

There exist various reasons behind the damage of the ligaments and joint. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Accidents
  • Heredity
  • Age
  • Fractures
  • Lack of calcium

Arthritis

Arthritis is the most common disease in today’s world. Arthritis refers to any kinds of pain, swelling or cramps in muscles, ligaments, bones and joints. The patients suffering from this disease has to undergo a lot of pain. There are various kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form. Lots of study and research have done to invent the healing methods. Studies have shown that women are the main sufferers of this disease.  Nearly 92% of the women are suffering from osteoarthritis. This disease rises due to many causes. Some of them are age, immune diseases, mal nutrition, unhealthy diet, imbalanced weight, overweight, daily stress etc. It’s very important to know the actual reason.

 

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