Internal Bracing: The Next Big Thing in ACL Surgery

Posted On Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Prince Gupta

Consultant- Orthopaedics

Manipal Hospital - Gurugram

ACL Surgery in Gurgaon

If you're a sportsperson or athlete, or work in a profession requiring rigorous physical activity, then you've probably heard of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries. ACL injuries range from mild to catastrophic, and they can take months or even years to recover. People suffering from ACL injury must be having various questions like:

  • What if there is a way to repair your ACL injury quickly and permanently?

  • What if there is a device that could give you temporary stability while it healed?

  • What if this device allowed athletes and professionals to return to everyday lives sooner? 

The Internal Brace is here! Yes, Internal Bracing is the answer to it. Keep reading to find out more about ACL injury and why internal bracing is an effective way to treat such injuries.

What Is The Acl Injury? 

An ACL injury happens when the ACL, one of the four major ligaments stabilizing and protecting the knee, gets a tear or sprain. The ACL is a ligament situated anteriorly connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). It helps with knee stability, so you might experience instability or instability during sports when it is injured. 

The symptoms of an ACL injury are knee pain, limited range of motion, and swelling. You may also feel your knee give way or buckle when trying to move. ACL injuries are common during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping, and landing. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you must visit our Orthopedician in Gurgaon for treatment. 

ACL Reconstruction Surgery

ACL reconstruction surgery is a procedure to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The  ACL is one of the four major ligaments that stabilize your knee. During the ACL reconstruction,  the surgeon removes the damaged ligament and replaces it with a similar tissue. The replacement tissue is called a graft. The graft comes from a tendon in your knee or a deceased donor. 

Surgeons use different techniques for ACL reconstruction, depending on the patient's age and activity level and where the injury occurred on the knee. After surgery, patients must undergo rigorous rehabilitation before safely returning to play, which may take up to a year when paired with thorough restoration. 

Internal Bracing- The Revolution in ACL Surgery 

We've been trying to replace the ACL with the graft tendon for the last thirty years. The problem is that the reflex never fully recovers when you remove all of the nerve cells in your knee. Internal  Brace is a new way of thinking about ACL surgery. Instead of trying to replace the ligament itself,  it helps your body build more supportive tissue around it. This way, you don't lose any functionality or mobility—and you can even get back to work or sport faster! 

Over time, patients with Internal Brace have been able to replicate their pre-injury scores at twelve weeks and sometimes exceed their pre-injury knee movement. You'll experience less pain, less swelling, and less muscle wasting, plus an early return to work or sport. Internal bracing is a way of strengthening the knee. It's like a temporary ACL while you're waiting for your new ACL to get strong enough to support you. 

Who Should Opt For Internal Bracing In Acl Surgery? 

Not just a sportsperson but anyone who needs ligament reconstruction or repair surgery should opt for internal bracing in ACL Surgery. Do you have a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? You may wonder if internal bracing is right for you. If so, you're not alone: it's a common question. And one that deserves an answer. Here are some key points to consider: 

  • Not just sportspeople can benefit from internal bracing in ACL surgery. Anyone who needs the procedure can opt for this approach and get back to their activities safely, whether playing sports,  doing a rigorous physical job, or playing with kids. 

  • There are no risks outside the general surgery risks associated with internal bracing. The main benefits are improved stability and faster recovery time—crucial factors for your overall health and well-being! 

  • Consider Manipal Hospitals for internal Brace surgery in Gurgaon. We have highly qualified and experienced surgeons who can guide you about the procedure, its benefits, and post-op care.

At Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram, we believe that everyone deserves the best care. Our expert orthopaedic surgeons work with interdisciplinary solutions for a full spectrum of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Our facilities are ultra-modern, with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you get the best possible treatment for your condition. Are you looking for the best hospital for ACL surgery in Gurgaon? Look no further than Manipal Hospitals! Speak with an expert or book an appointment. 

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Dr. Prince Gupta

Consultant - Orthopaedics

Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram

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