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ACL Repair Surgery Costs in Mexico, India and Costa Rica

ACL Repair Surgery Cost Package: 4,300 to 9,400 U.S. Dollars
{The ACL Repair Surgery cost covers all destination medical and logistics costs}

Costa Rica [USA Joint Commission International Accredited Hospitals]
India [Harvard Medical Affiliated & USA Joint Commission Accredited Hospitals]
Mexico [World Class Hospitals]

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is the main support structure of the knee that prevents the rotation of the Femur (thigh bone) on the Tibia (shin bone). The ACL also prevents the Tibia from translating forward onto the Femur.

ACL Reconstruction Surgery
There are numerous causes why this ligament gets torn. In the U.S. and U.K. the main causes are indulgence in sports whereas, in countries like India, two-wheeler accidents are reported as the main causes.

Symptoms of ACL Damage

In the case of an ACL tear, the knee will feel unstable, and give out. The person may hear a popping or snapping sound in his knee. He will be unable to stand up and balance himself.

Due to an accumulation of blood inside the joint (Hemarthrosis), swelling is likely to develop rapidly. Later the swelling subsides, but the ligaments do not heal. This is particularly true of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

If an unstable knee is not repaired promptly, the constant rotation will cause other structures to be damaged. The most common associated injury is a meniscal tear, which causes severe pain, popping, swelling, and giving way. Another associated injury with a chronically unstable knee is, degenerative changes occurring within the joint (or arthritis). The constant rotation of the femur begins to ”wear away” the joint surfaces.

ACL Repair Surgery

Surgical treatment is called an ACL Reconstruction. It is best done after a short interval to allow the swelling to settle down. ACL reconstruction surgery involves using a graft to replace the ligament.

The most common grafts used are autografts, using a part of patient’s own body. Parts such as the tendon of the kneecap (patellar tendon) or one of the hamstring tendons may be used for an autograft. Other donor materials like allograft tissue also make good choices.

ACL reconstruction surgery is done by making small incisions in the knee and inserting instruments for surgery through these incisions (arthroscopic surgery) or by cutting a large incision in the knee (open surgery).

ACL reconstruction surgeries are done by orthopedic surgeons. Many orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopic surgery rather than open surgery for ACL injuries. This is due to the fact that it is easy to see and work on the knee structures and it uses smaller incisions than open surgery.

Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction surgery can be done at the same time as diagnostic arthroscopy (arthroscopy is used to determine the extent of injury or damage to the knee). It may have fewer risks than open surgery.

Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction surgery is often done on an outpatient basis, where the patient does not spend a night in the hospital. Open surgery may require staying in the hospital for a couple of days.

Low Cost ACL Reconstruction Surgery Abroad

For many patients suffering from Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) damage in U.S. and U.K., an ACL reconstruction surgery is usually very expensive. In such cases, patients opt to go in for an ACL repair surgery in countries like Mexico, India and Costa Rica.

The cost for ACL reconstruction surgery in these countries comes at a fraction of the cost in the U.S. and U.K. Medical Tourism Corporation’s network of hospitals can provide you an ACL reconstruction surgery from $4,300 to $9,400.

This package includes hospital stay, laboratory tests, anesthesia, operation theater fees, doctors fees, ride to and from the hospital, ride to and from the recovery center, and medicines.

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Medical Tourism Corporation facilitates affordable ACL reconstruction surgery abroad at many international locations including Mexico, India and Costa Rica. Fill out the free estimate request form for a free quote and more information.

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