Knee Ligament ACL Reconstruction Surgery
in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland
More than 12 hand-picked, certified and trusted orthopedic hospitals in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland for arthroscopic knee ligament ACL reconstruction surgery 15 well selected German orthopedic experts for ACL ligament surgery and a competent care team, supports international patients from abroad to access German orthopedic hospitals, Austrian centers, Czech clinics or Swiss hospitals easy and simple to receive high-quality health care.
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What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)?
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments in the knee joint and perhaps the most important. The ACL ligament allowing the knee to bend and twist without discomfort or limited motion. The anterior cruciate ligament can only twist or stretch so far before it becomes damaged or ruptured, which is around 2-3 mm. If the anterior cruciate ligament ACL has been fully torn or ruptured then arthroscopic surgery is usually the best option
What is knee ligament ACL reconstruction surgery?
The knee ligament ACL reconstruction 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 arthroscopic ACL reconstruction are commonly used:
- Autografts (tissue / tendon harvested from patient’s body)
- BEAR procedure (Bridge enhanced ACL repair) using patient’s blood to simulate healing and reattachment of the ACL (new technique)
Other types, not used commonly in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland:
- Allografts (using tissue from either live donor or cadaver are very common in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland)
- Synthetic grafts (Not very common in Germany and Switzerland)
How long is the hospital stay?
The knee ligament ACL reconstruction surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure or admitted as an inpatient. Usually, as a patient coming from abroad, you stay 1 to 3 nights admitted 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 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.
What’s next once discharged from the hospital?
After you got discharged from the hospital you need daily intensive rehabilitation treatments such as physiotherapy and manual therapy for usually 2 to 6 weeks. An appropriate and comprehensive treatment of rehabilitation after ACL surgery, you get at one of our leading centers or hospitals for orthopedic rehabilitation. Experienced and skilled physiotherapists will take care of you from the beginning.
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Cost for knee ACL ligament reconstruction surgery?
It should be noted that the cost of an arthroscopic knee anterior cruciate ligament ACL surgery is composed of the following factors:
- Cost of the doctor (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)
- Cost rooms in the hospital (single room, private room or regular hospital room)
- Cost of knee brace
- Some clinics, such as the university hospitals, have a special high price for international patients.
According to your ideas and wishes, we can offer you the appropriate hospital or clinic for ACL repair or reconstruction surgery.