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Coimbatore

Now surgery for anterior ligament injuries in athletes

Covai Post Network

Athletes involved in sports like football, and basketball are prone to knee injuries. Such injuries can be cured through surgery. One such surgery that is recommended is Anterior Cruciate Ligament surgery (ACL). This was the crux of the discussion at the knee update programme recently hosted in the city recently.

Coimbatore-based Ortho One organized this knee update programme with Dr. Pascal Christel at their orthopaedic specialty centre. Dr. Christel, Orthopedic surgeon from Neuro Spinal Hospital, Dubai was the guest speaker. About 30 specialists participated in this programme where various surgical methods applied in different cases, specifically knee surgeries, were discussed.

“One of the most common knee injuries is an Anterior Cruciate Ligament sprain or tear. Athletes who participate in football and basketball are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments. A surgery maybe required if the patient has an injury in the anterior cruciate ligament, in order for the knee to function normally. This will depend on several factors, such as the severity of the injury and the level of activity.” Dr. Christel said.

“A number of people are taking up adventure sports as profession and as a hobby too. A few of them get injured. Treatment for muscle and bone injuries in the metropolitan cities will be very expensive. These kind of sessions create an awareness about latest treatments in this field. They will be en eye-opener for specialists in tier two cities.” Dr. David Rajan, founder, Ortho One said.

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