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Alexandra, Romania
star star May 2021

Everything went well

Everything went well. Thank you Luna team.

Andela Bastos, Czech Republic
star star May 2021

My experience was great!

I was worried that I would have my surgery in a foreign country alone, but Luna Clinic made me feel right at home. They attended to my every need right away, and I didn’t feel alone even for one second. Thanks for everything. My experience was great!

Ian, Turkey
star star May 2021

Excellent Service from Abud of Flymedi

Abud was excellent in arranging my visit to Istanbul for both Eyelid and Hair Treatment. I decided to combine both treatments at Estecenter due to the clinics reputation. recommendations and also Abud's guidance. Abud clearly communicated the types of treatments available , estimated costs , all treatment schedules , travel logistics , hotel arrangements and daily transportation to and from clinic. Through responses coordinated between Abud and Estecenter he answered all my questions beforehand and was concise in the cost of treatments being communicated by Estecenter . Truly excellent service and i highly recommend you engage Abud as this leaves you know worries in relaxing during and after your very important treatments that you waited so long to have done Also i decided to stay and additional 7 days , at my own cost in Istanbul, to help my recovery.

Claudia Terrano, United Kingdom
star star May 2021

Life changing !

I had a massive operation with a full body lift that actually required 2 separate visits to Turkey which was very daunting for me to commit to but I’m so happy I did. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin and really struggled with my body especially after having 2 kids. It was really nice to do something for myself and Luna clinic made the experience hassle free for me. They were there for me from beginning to end through both visits and it couldn’t have gone better for me. Thank you so much for the life changing operation and experience.

Charlie, France
star star May 2021

Really happy with my experience

Really happy with my experience. Will deffinately reccomend Luna Clinic and the team to everyone.

Recommended For Knee Ligament Surgery

Because of the pressure put on the knee ligaments while doing sports, many sports players experience ACL injuries or other types of knee ligament injury. Yet, not only sports players suffer from ACL injuries. In the first examination, doctors analyze the knee and choose to perform the knee arthroscopy operation to understand the damage and suggest an alternative knee injury treatment accordingly.

Not Recommended For Knee Ligament Surgery

Knee repair operation is not always needed in all the cases of knee ligament injury. Specifically, patients who are not sports players and not interested in sports can rest for their ligaments of the knee to get better. However, the requirement of the operation is also highly depended on the scope of knee injuries as well.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Discharge From Hospital

Overnight stay is not required

Duration Of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Overview

Knee ligament is a surgical operation that isperformed in the cases of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. ACL injuries are one of the most common knee injuries, specifically very common among sports players.Among ligaments of the knee, it is most often suspect to ruptures and other damage. Fortunately, knee ligament surgery often brings back old anterior cruciate ligament’s flexibility and allows many to continue a career in sports.

Preparation

Before undergoing the knee ligament surgery, some time should pass for initial swelling caused by knee ligament tears to ease. Also, the orthopedic surgeons who will perform your surgery should be informed about your medical conditions as well as the medicines you are taking in order to decide for the type and dose of the anesthesia procedure properly.

How It Is Performed

Stitching the torn ACL or other ligament tear does not solve the problem. For these reasons, orthopedic surgeons usually perform ACL reconstruction with part of other ligaments of the knee, either from the patient (autologous) or donor (autologous). In general, knee ligament operation is performed as a knee arthroscopy procedure. During the knee arthroscopy surgery, doctors make several small cuts rather than a single big one. That way, after the operation, the recovery period lasts shorter, and the risk of infection is less in comparison to traditional knee surgery. The arthroscope, which is a medical tool with a camera and light, and other medical tools are inserted through the incisions.The orthopedic surgeon attaches a knee ligament graft onto torn ACL and makes sure that it is tense enough to function properly. Then, a knee ligament repair comes to an end.

Recovery

Knee ligament surgery necessitates a long recovery period. A couple of weeks after the operation, patients might experience some amounts of pain since there is pressure put on the ligaments of the knee while walking. However, the pain caused by the pressure can be eased with painkillers.Additionally, pain and swelling are caused partially by synovial fluid and blood gathering in the patient's shin. 
In order to get the best results from the ligament treatment during the recovery period, patients should attend the rehabilitation sessions regularly and should not neglect to do exercises as well.

Risks

Even though the knee ligament surgery is generally completed successfully still, some of the patients may experience complications regarding the procedure. The risks of knee ligament surgery involve infection, long-lasting pain, the formation of blood clots, and stiffness of reconstructed knee ligaments.

Side Effects

Knee ligament surgery has several side effects that include initial swelling and bruising in addition to the experience of pain. Besides, patients who had knee ligament surgery need to get used to their new knee ligaments.

Success Rates

Knee ligament surgery and other kinds of knee ligament surgeries have a high success rate that is around 80%. In some of the cases, permanent knee reconstruction is not achieved after the knee ligament tear surgery, and this leads patients to struggle with torn ligament longer.

Faq

What Is the Difference Between Knee Replacement and Knee Ligament Surgery? 
The knee ligament surgery is a more traditional orthopedic procedure that is mainly concerned about torn ACL reconstruction.However, total knee replacement is an operation of larger scope and may cover not only ligaments of the knee but also other parts. 

What is the ACL Surgery Recovery Time? 
Patients who are not sports players can experience a partial ACL surgery recovery within 6 months. However, patients who are athletes and do sports regularly should wait for a year in order to finish their recovery period of ligament tear surgery.

What Is a Knee Arthroscopy? 
Knee arthroscopy is a kind of knee ligament operation that involves the medical tool called arthroscope, which involves a camera. In order to reach the operation site, rather than making a single big incision, with the use of arthroscope several minor incisions are made.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.