The anterior cruciate ligament tear ( LCA ) is a common and disabling injury in sports that involve sudden changes in direction and jumps like soccer, skiing, basketball and handball.
The CEMTRO Clinic is one of the hospitals in the world 's most experienced Surgery ACL reconstructions overcoming thousand a year. One in 16 plasty performed in Spain is done in our Hospital. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between the number of surgeries and the best results, fewest complications and failures plasty.
We could have become the reference center certainly owe Dr. Pedro Guillen, a pioneer in arthroscopic ACL reconstruction in the early 80s. Since then his treatment has evolved thanks to better knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics, advances in arthroscopic techniques and rehabilitation accelerated.
ACL reconstruction is basically to replace the torn ligament tissue by the patient or donor who call plasty. The type of plasty we chose specifically for each patient according to age, sport, previous surgeries and anatomical characteristics such as weight and morphotype tip.
This surgery&ldquo,&rdquo as;makes the patient redo their sporting activity and decreases the risk of injury meniscus or secondary cartilage.
The surgery is performed under epidural anesthesia, patients are in the hospital one day and begin to move the knee the day after the intervention. A month can make a sedentary life without crutches, get up on the bike at 2 months, making footing at 3 months and extreme sports at 6 months.