Knee cartilage treatment & Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in Ahmedabad, India

Articular cartilage – Friction reducing substance covers ends of bones of  a Knee joint- tibia & femur. Cartilage damage can occur due to many reasons, mostly due to neglected ACL/ PCL tear in sports injury. Early cartilage repair is very necessary otherwise young knee can have osteoarthritis. Repeated knee swelling- synovitis with or without effusion can be one of the presenting symptoms of cartilage damage.

OCD – Osteochondritis dissecans ( loose body)due to old ACL injury in this young man, resulted in repeated locking episodes. He was not able to play or run and had problems in stair climbing in school. Arthroscopy showed an ‘open book’ type of OCD that was fixed using special screws as well as bioabsorbable pin. anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear was repaired to stabilize the joint and to promote cartilage healing. This advanced single stage surgery should send this young man back to games in 6 to 9 months.

 

Dr. Nishith shah, ACL reconstruction,OCD fixation, Aash arthroscopy center,

 

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