Prateek has been playing football since he was 10. During a practice game about 3 months ago, he felt a popping snap in his left knee when he was moving in for a tackle. His knee started swelling in the next few days but soon began to feel better again. So he went back for practice, that is when his knee just gave in, and he stumbled.
His coach realized that he needed immediate attention and recommended consulting with the renowned Dr. Sandeep Singh.
Prateek underwent physical therapy for a few weeks at CARE Super Specialty Hospital. This was to reduce the knee's swelling and strengthen the muscles around the injured knee. Dr. Sandeep Singh explains that preoperative therapy is essential as people who undergo surgery with a swollen and stiff knee may not be able to regain full ROM (range of motion) after the procedure.
During the ACL reconstruction, the patient was sedated and rendered unconscious. Small incisions were made, one to insert a slender, tube-like camera and the others to provide the accessibility of the surgical tools to the injured area.
Dr. Sandeep Singh removed the injured ligament and replaced it with a healthy segment of a tendon. The graft or replacement tissue was taken from another portion of the patient's knee.
He drilled sockets into the patients' shinbone and thighbone to position the graft accurately and then fastened it to the bones using screws and other devices. The graft served as a support for the growth of new ligament tissue.