Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Surgery
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What is an anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery?
The knee anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery is a tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The surgery is performed to restore the function of the knee after an injury or rupture of the ACL (ACL tear). The ACL reconstruction surgery is performed arthroscopic. Means by instruments and camera followed by small incisions.
Which types of grafts are used in ACL reconstruction surgery?
The following materials of a replacement for an ACL reconstruction surgery are commonly used in Germany:
- Autografts (tissue / tendon harvested from patient’s body )most practiced))
- BEAR procedure (Bridge enhanced ACL repair) using patient’s blood to simulate healing and reattachment of the ACL (new technique *not available in Czech Republic)
Other types, not commonly used in Germany:
- Allografts (using tissue from either live donor or cadaver and very common in Germany)
- Synthetic grafts (Not very common in Germany)
New technique without any graft:
- Bracing (The doctor uses the existing ligament and re-fix it)
Ask us which hospital is offer the latest technique for ACL knee reconstruction surgery in Germany and at hospitals in Czech Republic or in Switzerland.
How long is the hospital stay?
The knee anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery at German hospitals can be performed as an outpatient procedure or admitted as an inpatient. Usually, as a patient coming from abroad, you stay 3 nights admitted at a hospital for orthopedics like in Germany for the arthroscopic knee ligament ACL reconstruction surgery. You can add some more day if feel more comfortable with at any time per example.
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What happen during the hospital stay after ACL ligament surgery?
The first night and day you had the anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery you stay in the bed and rest. At the second day you will get mild exercise with the knee bending machine to keep all smooth and you can leave the bed on crutches. Not weight bearing or very mild only. This counts for Czech, German, Austrian or Swiss hospitals.
What’s next after I’m discharged from the hospital?
After you got discharged from the hospital in Germany or Switzerland you need daily intensive rehabilitation treatments such as physiotherapy and manual therapy for usually 4 to 6 weeks. An appropriate and comprehensive treatment of rehabilitation after your knee anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery, you get at one of the best centers or hospitals for orthopedic rehabilitation e.g. in Germany or in Czech Republic. Experienced and skilled physiotherapists will take care of you from the beginning. Search and Book from best hospitals for rehabilitation treatment in our portfolio.
Inpatient or Outpatient rehabilitation ACL reconstruction surgery?
Well, it’s basically up to you, if you prefer to stay at one of the best hospitals for rehabilitation treatments in Germay or if you decide to get the rehabilitation and physiotherapies at one of the outpatient centers. If you want to book outpatient physiotherapy sessions after your knee anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery in Germany, Czechia, Austria or Switzerland, we are ready to organize the appropriate center for you. In this case, you stay in a hotel up to your choice. We recommend staying at least 2 weeks after your surgery to start with your physiotherapies and be treated by medical professionals for rehabilitation.
Cost for knee ACL ligament reconstruction surgery?
In summary, the costs of an arthroscopic knee anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery:
- Germany starts from: 8.700.- Euro
- Austria starts from: 8.600.- Euro
- Switzerland starts from: 9.900.- Euro
- Czech Republic starts from: 6.700.- Euro
It should be noted that the cost of an arthroscopic knee anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery in Germany is composed of the following factors:
- Doctor’s cost (cost of surgery – type of intervention and degree of seclusion)
- Cost of anesthesia (length and duration of surgery)
- Hospital costs (fixed assessment costs – basic costs of a clinic – base rate)
- Rooms price in the hospital (single room, private room or regular hospital room)
- Price of knee brace (You need to wear up to 6 weeks after surgery)
- Some clinics, such as the university hospitals in Germany, have a special premium service for international patients.
According to your ideas and wishes, we can offer you the appropriate hospital or clinic in Germany. Talk to us.