Knee Ligament Surgery

Knee Ligament Surgery

VIEW DETAILS

Recommended Exercise

VIEW EXERCISE DETAILS

Orthotic Device And Benefits

VIEW DETAILS

Related Device/Equipment

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

VIEW ALL PRODUCTS

Knee Ligament Surgery

Knee

What is Knee Ligament Surgery?

Knee ligament surgery is the process of replacing a torn or weakened ligament in your knee with a piece of healthy tendon. The tendon from the kneecap or hamstring is grafted into place to hold the knee joint together.

The surgery can be done using an autograft, which uses tissue from within your own body, or an allograft, which uses tissue from another person (often an organ donor).

What are the types of Knee ligament surgery?

There are various types of knee ligament surgery. These include:

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction

MCL (medial collateral ligament) reconstruction

PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair

This type of surgery is used to repair damage to the ACL. The ACL is one of the four major ligaments in the knee that help stabilize it. A torn ACL can result in pain, swelling and instability of the joint. An ACL reconstruction uses a tendon from another part of your body or from a donor to replace the damaged ligament.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Repair

This type of surgery is used to repair damage to your PCL. The PCL is one of the four major ligaments in the knee that help stabilize it. A torn PCL can result in pain, swelling and instability of the joint. A PCL repair uses a tendon from another part of your body or from a donor to replace or reinforce your damaged ligament.

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Repair

This surgery is often used to repair a damaged or torn MCL. It involves repairing or replacing the damaged ligament with a piece of tissue taken from another part of your body, such as a tendon or fascia.

What type of surgeries are used for knee ligament surgery?

There are several types of knee ligament surgery that can be performed depending on the severity of your injury:

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery, often called “keyhole” knee surgery, is done to repair damaged ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and popliteal tendon.

It’s also used for injury to meniscus cartilage and cartilage spurs caused by excessive wear and tear over time. During this procedure, doctors make small incisions in your knee so that they can insert tiny instruments called arthroscopes into your joint through those openings. These instruments allow them to see inside your knee joint without having to make large cuts that would leave scars on the skin around your knee.

Open knee surgery

If you have an injury that requires more extensive damage control, such as if you’ve torn multiple ligaments or broken bones within your leg, then open surgery may be necessary. Open surgery involves making larger incisions in order to access all areas of injury.

What are the causes of Knee Ligament Surgery?

There are several reasons why knee ligament surgery may be necessary. Some of the most common causes include:

A torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)

A torn meniscus

A dislocated knee joint (posterior and medial collateral ligaments)

What type of grafts are used for Knee ligament surgery?

There are many different types of grafts that can be used for this type of surgery. The type of graft used depends on the type of injury and other factors.

The most common type of graft used in this type of surgery is the autograft, which means that tissue is taken from another part of your body and used as a replacement. The second most common is the allograft, which comes from a donor organ or tissue that has been donated by a living person. The last type is an artificial ligament, which is made by using synthetic materials or biological grafts.

Other common grafts used for knee ligament surgery are:

Hamstring tendon – This is commonly used in ACL reconstructions, as well as for medial collateral ligament (MCL) repairs.

Tibialis anterior tendon – This is commonly used in ACL reconstructions, as well as for lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repairs.

 Patellar tendon – This is commonly used in ACL reconstructions, as well as for medial collateral ligament (MCL) repairs and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repairs

How long does it take to recover from knee ligament surgery?

The recovery period after knee ligament surgery is dependent on the type of surgery you have. In general, it takes six weeks to recover from an ACL reconstruction, and eight weeks to recover from a meniscus repair. It takes about 6-8 weeks to fully recover from knee ligament surgery.

The length of your recovery will also depend on how active you are before your surgery. The more active you are, the longer it will take for your knee to heal and return to normal function.

What type of knee injuries require Knee Ligament Surgery?

Knee ligament injuries are common, and they can be caused by a variety of events. Some of the most common knee injuries that require Knee Ligament Surgery are:

-ACL tear

-MCL tear

-PCL tear

Recommended Exercise

Knee

How to Do Exercises After Knee Ligament Surgery?

After knee ligament surgery, you want to start your recovery as soon as possible. To do that, you’ll need to start with exercises that are safe and effective.

Here are a few of the best ones:

Long Sitting Towel Calf Stretch—This is a great stretch for the calf muscles and Achilles tendon. You can do it while sitting on the floor or in a chair, with one leg bent at the knee and the other straight.

Supine Hamstring Stretch—You may have heard this exercise called “legs up the wall.” It’s an easy-to-do pose that stretches your hamstrings and back muscles (great for relieving tension).

Quad Sets—Quad sets are simple exercises that target your quadriceps (front thigh) muscles. They’re especially important if you had ACL reconstruction surgery because they will help strengthen your knees after surgery.

Ankle Pumps—These help increase blood flow through your lower legs and feet by pumping them up and down quickly (like pumping gas into a car). They’re also great for increasing circulation throughout your whole body!

Explanation of Recommended Orthotic Device

Knee

Do I Need to Wear a Knee Brace After Knee Ligament Surgery?

The answer to this question is “it depends.”

In general, you don’t need to wear a knee brace if you have had ACL reconstruction, or if you have had your meniscus repaired. But if you’ve had surgery on other ligaments in your knee, you may be advised to wear a knee immobilizer for several weeks—even up to six months—after your surgery.

It’s also important to know that there are two types of knee braces: functional braces and surgical braces. Functional braces are designed for everyday use, while surgical braces are only intended for use during recovery.

Related Device/Equipment

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

Orthomed Shoulder Brace

$ 280.00

Request Referral

Specialist Type:

Insurance Type:

Upload Referral Document:

Share

Send by: