A revision ACL reconstruction procedure is a second surgery performed to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. It is a more challenging operation for the orthopaedic surgeon as primary ACL reconstructions are performed using different techniques. Therefore, the surgeon must take multiple factors into account when planning for the second procedure.
A patient might need ACL reconstruction if they re-injured their ACL, have problems from the previous surgery, or if the reconstructed ligament failed to heal correctly.
After reconstruction, recovery typically takes about nine months. It may take eight to twelve months or more before athletes can return to their sports.
In general, the success rate for ACL revision surgery is approximately 75 per cent.
The cost of ACL Reconstruction Surgery in India starts at USD 3,185, and it can be as high as USD 5,004.