ACL Repair Abroad

Jerry was having trouble with his knee – more specifically his anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, after a rugby game nearly blew his knee out. He’d already missed one season of play and wasn’t about to miss another, even though he was in his 50s. After all, he loved rugby, and he wanted – no, needed – to play, not only for his physical health but for his mental health too.

ACL injury is common, but the ligament is extremely important in knee joint stability and can be damaged through fast changes in direction as well as pivoting or twisting movements, just like Jerry experienced one-day playing rugby. He’d played for decades without an injury, but that day, he’d just placed his foot wrong, he guessed.

He got online and looked for orthopedic surgeons who specialized in knee surgery and ACL repair. He learned that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair is done through arthroscopic knee surgery on an outpatient basis. The procedure is performed with an arthroscope, a very thin, flexible fiberoptic scope about the diameter of a common drinking straw inserted into the knee joint. No huge incisions, no muscle damage or prolonged healing time. Arthroscopy procedures also reduce risk of infection.

He looked around some more and found affordable ACL repair procedures offered in India for about $3,500, thousands of dollars cheaper than he could get in his native homeland. He wasn’t scrimping on quality though, far from it. He chose a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon for his procedure.

Thanks to online international medical resources like PlacidWay, Jerry found the best surgeon to repair his knee, and at an accessible, world-class and affordable orthopedic hospital. In addition, he’d throw in a vacation to boot.


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