PCL Reconstruction Surgery in Telangana

Do you have pain behind the knee? 

Are you experiencing problems while climbing down the stairs or performing turning and twisting activities? 

If yes, then you may have injured your posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and might need PCL reconstruction.

Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla is a leading arthroscopic surgeon for PCL reconstruction in Telangana. In his career spanning nine years, he has treated thousands of patients with acute and chronic joint and bone injuries. 

 

When it comes to surgical precision and accuracy, he has an unparalleled track record. He is considered one of the best arthroscopic surgeon in Telangana for his expertise and consistent results.

 

Read on to know about PCL reconstruction but before that, let us first understand what PCL is?

One of the four major ligaments in the knee is the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament). It connects the back of the thighbone to the front of the shinbone. It extends diagonally through the center of the knee. The PCL, along with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), governs the back-and-forth mobility of the knee. The PCL is bigger and stronger than the ACL and is less likely to be injured.

 

A PCL injury frequently occurs in conjunction with injuries to other knee structures such as ligaments, cartilage, and bone.  The doctor will determine the treatment depending on the severity of the injury. PCL tears may not always necessitate surgery. 

 

The initial treatment focuses on pain relief, range of motion restoration, and injury prevention. To aid with rehabilitation, it is critical to resume knee motion as soon as feasible.

 

What are the causes of PCL injury?

The posterior cruciate ligament can be injured in a variety of ways. It usually involves a significant force.

  • A direct impact to the knee's front like hitting the bent knee to a dashboard in a car crash or falling on a bent knee
  • Straining or pulling the ligament such as hyperextension or twisting injury

A minor misstep is rarely the cause of a PCL injury.

 

What are the symptoms of PCL injury?

The following are some of the most common signs of a PCL injury:

  • After an accident, pain and swelling occur continuously and fast.
  • The knee becomes stiff due to the swelling, causing a limp.
  • Walking is difficult.
  • The knee feels unsteady.

It is advisable to visit an orthopedic surgeon immediately so as to avoid aggravating the injury.

 

Consultation

Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla, an experienced orthopedic surgeon in Telangana, will examine your injured knee and ask you about your symptoms and medical history.

When bent, your injured knee may appear to droop backward. It may move too far back, especially if bent more than a 90-degree angle. 

He may also ask you to undergo X-rays, stress view, and MRI to confirm the diagnosis.

 

When is PCL reconstruction in Telangana recommended?

Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla will decide between operational and non-operative treatment depending on several factors, including age, symptoms, amount of activity, and expectations.

 

Non-operative rehabilitation and activity adjustment may be sufficient for elderly, sedentary patients with a generally stable knee and no desire to return to high-level sports or fitness activities.

 

PCL reconstruction in Telangana is highly suggested for active patients of all ages, especially young athletes. Knee stability is essential for safely returning to sports and avoiding re-injury or further injury. Later down the line, PCL restoration can reduce the risk of instability or knee arthritis.

 

What is the procedure for PCL reconstruction in Telangana?

Mostly, PCL reconstruction in Telangana is done using knee arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla, a proficient arthroscopic surgeon, makes multiple small incisions around the knee joint and inserts an arthroscope to check the knee's condition. 

 

He will remove the injured ligament and replace them with a graft using tiny equipment. The surgeon will drill tunnels into your thighbone and shinbone to precise position the graft, which is subsequently fixed with screws or other fixation devices.

 

The surgeon will replace the ligament using an autograft or an allograft. Usually, it comes down to each person's specific needs and situation. Patients who desire to return to an athletic lifestyle are usually the best candidates for autograft surgery. In contrast, elderly patients opt for allograft procedures.

 

Recovery

The time it takes to return to daily, and athletic activity depends on the procedure and your surgeon. The effectiveness of PCL reconstruction in Telangana is dependent on a proper physical therapy regimen to restore knee strength and flexibility. 

 

Depending on the type of job you do, it will take several weeks to months to resume. Returning to sports is usually discouraged for around six months.

 

What is the PCL reconstruction cost in Telangana?

The charges for PCL reconstruction depend on various factors, including the severity of your injury, the type of graft used, and the surgical modality you choose. The PCL reconstruction cost in Telangana differs from one hospital to another. Even the surgeon’s experience and track record make a difference. 

 

But let us assure you that Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla’s charges are affordable as he believes everybody should have access to first-class medical care.

 

Why choose Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla for PCL reconstruction in Telangana?

  • Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla is an orthopedic surgeon par excellence, having performed thousands of surgeries with excellent results.
  • He is known for his dedication, in-depth knowledge, and extraordinary surgical skills.
  • He takes extra effort to help his patients and ensures they get the best treatment. He is available to answer their queries and help them recover. He makes it a point to discuss the treatment modality with them so that they can make an informed decision.
  • His warm, attentive, and professional nature helps his patients trust his treatment and feel at ease. Most of his patients come to him through word of mouth.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Avoid bending your knee while sleeping
  • Try not to put more pressure on your knee
  • Do not put a lot of pressure on your uninjured knee, as it can cause injury

Avoid overusing the ice pack on your knee. Twenty minutes 3 to 4 times a day is fine.

You may have to use crutches for around two weeks after your surgery. If needed, you may have to use it for a more extended period.

The surgery takes 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the severity of your injury and the complexity of the procedure.

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