Opting for orthopedic knee surgery in Iran can help you cut down costs substantially.
The knee is formed by the femur, tibia and patella. The femur and tibia are connected by 4 different ligaments: MCL, LCL, PCL and ACL. They are in charge of keeping the knee joint together.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is in the center and diagonally in the knee joint, connecting the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). The ACL has the following functions:
Stabilize the knee.
Prevents the tibia from sliding out into the femur.
ACL Repair Surgery
Candidates for an ACL Repair Surgery:
Patients older than 18 years old, who play the following high risk sports: basketball, football, skiing, soccer, tennis, volleyball and gymnastics.
Patients older than 18 years old with jobs that involve pivoting or heavy manual work.
Women in sports are more propense to the injury because of their physicial conditioning and muscular strenght.
Causes of an ACL tear:
Slowing down while walking and abruptly channing direction.
Harsh and sudden movements.
Symptoms of an Acute Cruciate Ligament Tear:
Lost range of motion.
Tenderness in the knee joint.
Discomfort while walking.
Recovery from an ACL surgery can take anywhere from two to six months. However, it can nine months or more before you return to your pre-injury condition with a full range of motion and stability in the knee joint. A longer rehabilitation period doesn't mean that you're doing anything wrong.
The cost of ACL reconstruction surgery in Iran start from $1000.
ACL surgery cost in India start from $ 3200.
ACL surgery cost in Turkey start from $3500.
ACL surgery cost in usa start from $20000.
ACL surgery cost in pakistan start from $2900.
ACL surgery cost in uk start from $6000.
ACL surgery cost in mexico start from $4900.
ACL surgery cost in canada start from $20000.
ACL surgery cost in Iran start from $17000.
Some of the commonly sought knee orthopedic procedures in iran are as follows:
If you have a stiff, painful knee which makes even the simplest of activities extremely agonizing, then you may want to consider knee replacement surgery.
You make a candidate for it if you are over 50 years of age and are suffering from osteoarthritis.
The knee replacement procedure involves removing the damaged weight-bearing parts of the knee.
The surface of the knee is then shaved off and shaped to attach an artificial knee joint.
Depending on the degree of damage, the joint might be replaced wholly (total knee replacement) or partially (partial knee replacement surgery).
Average hospital stay after surgery is about 3-5 days.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main ligaments of the knee which join the femur and tibia. Injuries to the ACL are quite common.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the incidence of ACL injuries is about 200,000 per year.
Repairing ACL injuries by sewing together the torn edges usually does not have a very high success.
Torn ACLs are usually supplanted with grafts comprising tendons.
The most commonly used grafts used in ACL reconstruction are autografts (which come from the patientâ€™s own body), which are taken from the patella, hamstring or quadriceps. In some cases, allografts (taken from cadavers) may also be used.
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is also one of the primary ligaments of the knee that connect the thighbone with the shinbone.
PCL injuries are caused by the bent knee being involved in an accident or a fall.
Torn PCL often heals on its own. A reconstruction will have to be carried out if you have suffered from injuries in other ligaments as well.
A torn PCL is usually not sewn together because the results might not last for long. Hence, it is replaced with grafts taken from other parts of the body or from a cadaver.
Cartilage cushions and covers parts of the knee joint where bones meet.
Articular cartilage damage can result in intense pain, inflammation and decreased motion.
Cartilage damage can be a result of a direct blow, a bad fall, wear and tear over a prolonged period of time and even inactivity.