The cruciate ligaments are two strong fibrous bands in the center of the knee joint and are the primary stabilizers for anterior anterior cruciate) and posterior (posterior cruciate) slip of the tibia relative to the thigh, but also for the rotational stability of the knee.
A violent displacement of the tibia relative to the thigh or a rotational injury can lead to a total or partial rupture of one or both cruciate ligaments, usually accompanied by significant swelling (swelling) and knee pain.
Initially you should stop your activity, follow an ice therapy program (ice in a bag covered with a towel is placed on the joint for 15-20 minutes every two hours) and take an analgesic. If the pain or function of the limb does not return in 24-48 hours we should see you.
Upon arrival at the doctor's office, after a short history, a clinical examination follows, which usually sets the diagnosis, and MRI examinations are given to confirm the diagnosis and plan the treatment plan.
If the cruciate ligament rupture is complete or if it is partial but there is instability in the knee, the treatment is surgical and is called anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using an autograft (our tendon).
After the operation you can walk immediately most of the time without crutches using a splint. The discharge from the hospital takes place the same or the next day and follows an intensive physiotherapy program. The return to sports activities is gradual and the full return is after 6 to 9 months. Much earlier the patient will be able to walk and return to his daily routine
The "golden" rule for treatment is arthroscopic reconstruction using the semitendonous and gracilis tendon folded to form a quadruple bundle. Having vast experience and having successfully tried all the accepted methods, we have come up with minimally invasive techniques with the least disturbance of the knee tissues with use of a semitendinosous tendon only or semitendinosous and gracillis from the back surface of the knee with excellent aesthetic result (the incision covered by the normal folds of the posterior surface of the knee). The use of the best fixation materials and the performance of the surgery in some of the best private hospitals in the country combined with the very great experience leads to the best results with the smallest possible complications. If you have private insurance the cost is fully covered, if not economical prices and significant payment facilities will be provided