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      Dr. Aditya Sai

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          Consult The Best ACL Surgeon In Mumbai

          Dr. Aditya Sai

          MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

          Why Choose Dr. Aditya Sai?

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          Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

          Dr. Aditya Sai

          MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

          Dr. Aditya Sai is a consultant in Orthopaedics specializing in Shoulder Surgery, Knee and Hip arthroscopy & Joint preservation Dr. Aditya has been trained in the best of the institutes in India as well as globally, with his MBBS from the Madras Medical College and MS in Orthopedics from Seth GS Medical College & KEM hospital, both amongst the top institutes in the country. He has undergone training in Hip arthroscopy and Joint preservation from the USA.

          ACL Tear Treatment

          The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligament in the knees which plays an important role in keeping the joint of the knees stable and preventing excessive movement. When the ACL is torn, it causes severe pain and a lack of stability while walking and doing other activities. In such cases, ACL surgery is required to treat or reconstruct the affected ligament and is the only way out of extreme pain and discomfort.

          ACL surgery is an optimum choice for those who have completely torn ACLs and are highly engaged in sports or other activities.

          It is also a suitable option for those with a partial tear but suffering from severe pain and instability. The primary motive for getting ACL surgery is to repair the damaged ligament to restore the normal functioning of the knees.

          The surgery is usually performed with the help of arthroscopy. It involves minimum invasion techniques hence small incisions and a camera to get a complete view of the situation inside the knee. The surgery takes about two hours to complete, and the patients can go home on the same day. After the surgery, patients are given braces and crutches to use for several weeks to reduce the pressure on the knee, allowing it to heal completely. Physical therapy is needed to regain strength and mobility in the operated knee.

          Thus, ACL surgery is a good option for the treatment of those patients who are suffering from a damaged ACL ligament or have a completely broken ACL ligament. The surgery would help them restore their high-intensity activities such as sports, etc. It helps reduce the pain and discomfort from the broken ligament while ensuring returning to all activities. Also, ensure that you are going for the surgical procedure only after all non-surgical procedures and treatments have been tried and did not deliver successful results. To get a complete idea of whether you should undergo the procedure, it is best to consult an orthopaedic surgeon who would assess your situation and suggest it accordingly.


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          What Patients Say About Dr. Aditya Sai

          Siddharth Sonkamble
          Siddharth Sonkamble
          Very fortunate to have come across Dr. Aditya Sai for my knee surgery. I had to undergo ACL Avulsion plus Meniscus repair surgery. Dr. Aditya is very confident and explained the procedure beforehand. Doctor also helped me thoroughly for postoperative care and rehab. Everything has been extremely smooth so far. Follow up visits are always very positive and comforting. Many thanks to Dr. Aditya Sai for helping me. Also, many thanks to Dr. Sagar for his continuous assistance during the surgery as well as the follow ups. Thanks to Rayan and team for making it a smooth experience throughout. I would strongly recommend Dr. Aditya Sai for any knee injuries.
          Rohit Kumar
          Rohit Kumar
          My experience with Dr. Aditya Sai and their team was nothing short of exceptional. Their expertise, compassion and commitment to providing outstanding medical care make them a standout practitioner in their field. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Aditya Sai to anyone seeking top quality medical services and their approach to patient care truly sets them apart.
          Swapnil Padhi
          Swapnil Padhi
          Dr Aditya Sai was really helpful. The best thing about him is that he makes the patient very comfortable during consultation, and explain things very well that leaves no room for any doubt. He was meticulous to have guided me on every part of the overall surgical, including pre-op and post-op procedures. I appreciate that he made the overall process very simple for me to go through, including all the administrative work.
          Raj Sahani Official 472
          Raj Sahani Official 472
          Well cleaned and feeling comfortable with all the staff
          Ankit Das
          Ankit Das
          Great doctor and surgeon.
          amey padma
          amey padma
          Doctor service: Highly knowledgeable and experience Dr’s team for complete surgery and very much happy and satisfied with work till now in Hiranandani Hospital Powai Special Thanks to Dr Aditya Sai Kadavkolan : 100 out of 100 marks for his knowledge , experience , state of mind during surgery and vision of futuristic any concerns for surgery…Highly and strongly recommended this Dr Aditya Sai for knee surgery STONRGLY RECOMMENDED Dr Aditya Sai THANKS A TON !!! Dr for such wonderful journey with you of surgery , really it was went well and going well with wife. Extremally happy & lucky to have you and chosen you for my wife surgery of ACL reconstruction... Now words to thank you and your team!!!!!!!! You have saved my wife life and retained her dreams of dancer and sports person !!!!! Last but not least : Dr Sagar assistant to Dr Aditya Sai for excellent link between patient relative and Hospital and Desk and Surgery team and Dr Aditya Sai and Discharge desk etc , without him it would not have been possible such a pleasant surgery for my wife
          I had torn my labrum because of which I was facing frequent shoulder dislocations and they were really painful. I decided to get it fixed because I am physically active and involved in sports. I visited Dr. Aditya, he explained me everything in great detail about the procedure. The surgery was a major one and went on for hours. He did the surgery brilliantly and after rehabilitation I started physical activities and there are no dislocations anymore. Thanks Dr. Aditya ????
          Uttam Verma
          Uttam Verma
          I had undergone surgery for complex fracture fixation (left distal end radius fracture ) done by Dr Aditya Sai. He rightly advised and explained everything what's to be done. His friendly nature with professionalism give lot of comfort to me during surgery and recovery period. His staff was also good and even make a call post discharge from hospital for my well being . I'd like to thank him and all his staffs
          aditya kumar anshu
          aditya kumar anshu
          Dr. Aditya Sai is a brilliant doctor and gem of a person for sure. I underwent ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair for my right knee by him 3 months back. He explained the procedure in detail and very clearly before surgery although I had done fair amount of research myself but the best thing was he gave me confidence for it. His full team was supportive throughout the procedure and post surgery too. I have been in constant consultations with him for three months as he is monitoring my progress during physiotherapy. I am very happy to tell that my progress is very good. Hopefully I am expecting to join sports very soon. I highly recommend him to anyone and thanks his whole staff for taking a very good care of me. Aditya Anshu Suptdg. Geo scientist at ONGC Ltd.
          vivek bhalla
          vivek bhalla
          My Mother had multiple fractures in Shoulder and had to undergo Shoulder replacement surgery.. We are happy with the way process was explained to us and guidance provided by the Doctor.

          Why Choose Us?

          Dr. Aditya Sai is a renowned surgical orthopedic doctor practising in Mumbai. He has 15+ years of experience, with 10+ years of specialization in Shoulder Surgery, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy And Joint Preservation.


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          What Happens When You Have an ACL Tear?

          An ACL tear refers to damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) situated at the center of the knee. The ACL tear may be partial or total, and it may result in the following symptoms:

          • A loud popping sound at the time of the injury
          • Swelling
          • Extreme pain
          • Tenderness
          • Inability to continue an activity
          • Loss of range of motion in the knee joint
          • Discomfort on walking
          • Knee instability or inability to bear any weight on the leg

          What is a BTB ACL Reconstruction?

          Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone or BTB graft is a type of autograft used to reconstruct or repair a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

          The BTB procedure involves the removal of a strip of soft tissue from the middle portion of the patient’s own patellar tendon, which is a tendon connecting the knee cap or patella to the upper portion of the shin bone or tibia.

          The soft tissue that is removed is then harvested with intact bone blocks on both ends. One end of the bone block is from the patella’s lower end and the other end of the bone block is from the upper part of the tibia. 

          When the BTB graft is implanted for the ACL tear, the bone plugs from the graft will be seated into the bone sockets in the knee region at either side of the reconstructed ACL.

          Does ACL Tear Need Surgery?

          An ACL reconstructive surgery is recommended to repair an ACL tear and regain movement and stability in the knee joint. 

          However, not all cases of ACL tear need surgery. Surgery is usually recommended for individuals who are extremely active physically or for individuals who have persistent pain despite trying non-surgical methods like medications, rest, elevation, ice-pack application, and use of compression wrap.

          ACL reconstruction surgery is usually recommended in the following cases:

          • Young and active individuals
          • Individuals having persistent pain in the knee joint
          • ACL injury leads to the knee buckling while performing routine activities, like walking
          • An athlete who wishes to stay physically active
          • More than one ligament or the fibrous cartilage in the knee joint is also injured
          ACL treatment

          What Are the Symptoms of ACL Tear?

          An ACL tear may result in the following symptoms:

          • Feeling or hearing a pop sound in the knee
          • Pain
          • Tenderness
          • Swelling beginning immediately or four to six hours after the injury and lasting for two to four weeks
          • Loss of range of motion in the knee joint
          • Discomfort while walking
          • Instability in the knee joint
          • Inability to bear weight on the leg
          • Inability to continue with an activity

          Does ACL Reconstruction Lead to Knee Replacement?

          An ACL reconstruction surgery does not directly lead to the need of performing a knee replacement surgery. However, people having a history of ACL reconstruction surgery are known to be five times more likely to undergo a total knee replacement surgery in the future compared to the general population. 

          While ACL reconstruction surgery is performed in cases of damaged knee ligaments, a knee replacement surgery is generally indicated in cases of damaged bones that make up the knee joint. 

          This usually occurs in case of arthritis, in which the cartilage cushioning the bones of the knee during movement gets worn away. The common types of arthritis treated using knee replacement surgery are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.

          ACL surgery involves repairing or reconstructing the ACL tear or injury, while knee replacement surgery involves the replacement of a damaged knee joint with an artificial prosthesis.

          Treatment Procedure for ACL Tear in Mumbai

          The treatment for ACL tears may vary among different individuals based on their individual circumstances and knee condition. The different treatment modalities for ACL tear include the following:

          ACL Tear Repair by Home Remedies

          Certain home remedies can help in immediately reducing the pain and swelling following a knee injury. The following home-care tips can help in reducing the symptoms associated with an ACL tear:

          • Rest: Sufficient rest can help in healing and limiting the weight bearing on the knee.
          • Ice application: Ice application on the affected knee every two hours, about twenty minutes at a time during waking hours can help in reducing knee swelling.
          • Compression: Wrapping a compression wrap or elastic bandage around the knee joint can help in reducing knee pain and swelling.
          • Elevation: The patient is recommended to lie down with the knees in an elevated position by keeping the lower leg on top of a few pillows.

          Physiotherapy to Treat ACL Tear

          A physiotherapist will provide the patient with specific exercises to help in reducing knee pain and swelling, as well as restore the full range of motion of knee joint.

          The patient may need to wear a brace to stabilize the knee joint and also use crutches to assist in walking and avoid putting any weight on the affected knee joint.

          Physiotherapy can help in successfully treating ACL tears in people who are not very active physically, engage in mild or moderate forms of exercises and recreational activities, or play only those sports that do not put much stress on the knee joints.

          Surgery for ACL Tear Treatment

          Surgery is only recommended in the following cases:

          • An athlete who plans to stay physically active
          • Injury of more than one ligament or fibrous cartilage in the knee joint
          • An injury that leads to knee buckling during routine activities

          ACL reconstruction surgery involves the removal of the damaged ligament and its replacement with a tendon segment known as a graft, which connects the bone to the muscle. The graft can be used from another part of the patient’s knee or a deceased donor.

          ACL reconstruction surgery is then followed by physiotherapy to restore the function and stability of the knee joint.

          Preparation for ACL Tear Treatment

          The doctor will recommend undergoing certain tests and examinations before undergoing ACL tear treatment. These examinations include:

          • Physical examination: The doctor will check the knee for pain and swelling, along with the range of motion and overall function of the knee joint.
          • X-rays: The doctor can rule out a bone fracture using X-rays.
          • MRI scans: They help the doctor to check the extent of ACL injury and also the signs of damage to the other tissues in the knee joint.
          • Ultrasounds: The doctor can check the injuries to the tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the knee joint region using ultrasounds.

          The following preparatory steps are recommended by the doctor before ACL tear treatment:

          • The patient needs to discuss with the doctor the various treatment options for an ACL tear, as well as any other queries regarding the treatment or surgery.
          • The patient will be instructed to fast, that is, not eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before the ACL reconstruction surgery.
          • The patient needs to inform the doctor of any vitamins, supplements, or medicine that he/she may be taking before undergoing surgery.
          • The doctor may recommend stopping or tapering the dose of certain medicines, like blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs, a few days before surgery to avoid bleeding.
          • The doctor will recommend quitting smoking and alcohol consumption for several days leading up to the surgery.
          • The doctor recommends undergoing physiotherapy sessions before the surgery to reduce the swelling around the knee, strengthen the muscles around the knee, and restore the range of motion of the knee joint as much as possible.
          • The doctor may recommend to practice walking using crutches before the surgery, as the patient will need to use them after surgery.

          Post-Operative Protocol for ACL Tear

          Most patients are sent home on the same day following an ACL reconstruction surgery. The following post-operative protocol after an ACL repair surgery can aid in a quick and smooth recovery:

          • The patient is told to move his/her ankles up and down at least 10 times every 10 minutes for two to three days after surgery to prevent blood clot formation.
          • The dressing on the knee joint is usually removed the day after surgery.
          • It is important to take adequate rest after ACL reconstruction surgery and also keep the incision area dry and clean.
          • The sutures will be removed about one to two weeks after the surgery.
          • It is normal to have some discomfort and pain for a few days after ACL repair surgery. The patient can take painkillers recommended by the doctor to relieve this pain.
          • The patient needs to keep the operated leg at an elevated position for the first three to five days after surgery to reduce swelling.
          • Ice-pack application for a few days following surgery can help in reducing pain and swelling after the procedure.
          • Avoid putting any pressure or strain on the operated leg during the recovery period.
          • Follow-up appointments with the doctor will usually be recommended a few weeks after the surgery to monitor the patient’s recovery and any risk of complications.
          • The patient will need to wear a knee brace for at least one week after surgery.
          • The patient will have to walk using crutches or another assisted walking device for at least six weeks after surgery.
          • Physical therapy exercises are recommended to restore the function and mobility of the knee joint. Most patients restore the range of motion in their knee joint within a few weeks after the surgery.
          • Athletes may take up to six to twelve months to resume their sports activities after surgery.

          Risks and Complications Associated with ACL Tear Treatment

          ACL reconstruction surgery has a high rate of success and has minimal chances of causing complications. However, it is recommended to discuss the possible risks associated with the procedure with the doctor before opting for the procedure. The possible risks associated with ACL tear treatment include:

          • Infection
          • Blood clots
          • Bleeding
          • Persistent knee pain
          • Knee weakness or stiffness
          • Loss of the range of motion of the knee
          • Disease transmission from the graft received from a cadaver
          • Improper healing due to graft rejection
          • Growth plate injuries
          • Muscle, nerve, or blood vessel damage

          ACL Tear Treatment Cost in Mumbai

          The cost of ACL tear treatment in Mumbai generally varies between INR 30,000 to INR 2,00,000. However, this cost will vary depending on several factors, which may include the following:

          • Type of treatment performed: A surgical treatment will cost more compared to a non-surgical treatment method.
          • Damage to the knee joint: Severe damage to the ligaments and tendons of the knee joint may need a more extensive form of treatment and will therefore cost more.
          • Graft chosen: An allograft obtained from a cadaver will generally cost more than an autograft, which is obtained from the patient’s own tendon. A synthetic graft will cost less compared to an autograft and allograft.
          • Hospital chosen: A multispecialty private hospital will have higher treatment charges than a government or small hospital.
          • Insurance coverage: The cost of treatment will vary depending on the patient’s medical insurance coverage.
          • Surgeon’s expertise: An experienced surgeon will have higher consultation and treatment fees compared to an inexperienced surgeon.
          • Diagnostic tests: The cost of the diagnostic tests recommended before undergoing surgery will be added to the total cost of treatment.
          • Cost of anesthesia and medications: The charges of the anesthesia, medicines, and other surgical equipment used are added to the total cost of treatment.
          • Physiotherapy sessions: The cost of the physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions is added to the total cost of treatment.
          • Follow-up sessions: The cost of the follow-up sessions with the doctor will be added to the total cost of ACL tear treatment.

          Qualities of a Top ACL Tear Surgeon

          The treatment of an ACL tear is done by an orthopedic surgeon. A good ACL tear surgeon has the following qualities:

          • Board certified and specializes in ACL surgery
          • Experienced at treating patients with a similar condition
          • Practices at a reputed clinic or hospital
          • Accepts insurance
          • Can make the patient feel comfortable and answer all their queries
          • Compassionate with good bedside manners
          • Leadership qualities
          • Flexible approach to treatment
          • Realistic outlook
          • Willingness to keep himself or herself updated with new technologies

          How to Choose the Best ACL Tear Surgeon in Mumbai?

          The choice of the right orthopedic surgeon can improve the results of an ACL tear treatment. There are many good ACL tear surgeons in Mumbai. The following tips can help in choosing the best ACL tear surgeon in Mumbai:

          • Ask for referrals: Ask your family, friends, and healthcare providers for recommendations. You can compare the reviews of different orthopedic surgeons to choose the best among them.
          • Check online reviews: Check the doctor’s ratings, reviews, and testimonials of patients treated by the same surgeon online.
          • Research about the surgeon’s credentials: Check that the surgeon chosen is board certified with no malpractice claims.
          • Check the experience of the surgeon: An experienced orthopedic surgeon is more likely to provide you with successful treatment outcomes compared to an inexperienced surgeon.
          • Check the reputation of the hospital or clinic: Find out about the hospital or clinic where the surgeon will provide you with treatment. Always choose a hospital/clinic with good healthcare facilities and patient satisfaction rates.
          • Consultation with the surgeon: Have a consultation appointment with the surgeon and get all your queries solved. You can also gauge your comfort level with the surgeon during this appointment.
          • Accepts insurance coverage: Choose a surgeon who accepts your insurance plan to receive maximum insurance benefits and reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          There are four main ligaments in our knee joint, and one of them is the anterior cruciate ligament or the ACL. It prevents the tibia from slipping in front of the femur. It also maintains the rotational stability of the knee.

          The ACL is particularly prone to injuries during athletics or because of impact. Hence ACL tears are often seen in sportspersons at all levels. Sports that have a lot of leg planting, cutting and pivoting like soccer, basketball, skiing or football put you at a higher risk. Surgery is needed to treat a torn ACL.

          A partial or total rupture in the ACL is termed an ACL tear. It is one of the strongest tissue bands connecting your tibia and femur. Thus, a tear or sprain to the anterior cruciate ligament is termed an ACL injury. If we consider the risks, it is higher in sports that need sudden spotting or change of directions, jumping and landing. The ACL does not have restoration ability. Hence when torn, it requires surgery.

          The causes are mentioned below-

          Ligaments are strong tissue bands that connect two bones. Two ligaments intersect in the middle of the knee, and one is the ACL. Sports and exercise activities that stress your knee joint makes you vulnerable to ACL injuries-

          • A cutting (sudden slowing or change of direction)
          • Pivoting with a firmly planted foot
          • Awkward landing after a jump
          • Sudden halt
          • A direct impact on the knee or collision

          A partial or total tear can happen in an ACL injury. However, if it is a mild impact, it may stretch the ligament but not tear it.

          Risk Factors

          • Females: There is a difference in male and female anatomy, muscle strength and hormonal influences.
          • Participation in specific sports like soccer, football, skiing, basketball or gymnastics
          • Lack of conditioning
          • Incorrect movements like moving knee inward during a squat
          • Wearing shoes that do not fit
          • Poorly maintained equipment like unadjusted ski bindings
          • Playing on artificial turf

          You can keep in mind and avoid these to avoid getting an ACL tear. However, sport is an unpredictable realm, and you can get injured despite all precautions. But when you have the best doctor for ACL surgery in Mumbai, like Dr. Aditya Sai, you have no reason to worry. At the Shoulder and Knee Clinic, we assure you of quality and the best treatment from Dr. Sai.

          The moment people get hurt in the knee, they might hear a popping sound. However, it does not happen at all. Common symptoms include-

          • Reduced range of motion
            After an injury to the ACL, likely, you won’t be able to bend or flex your knee like usual.
          • Issues walking
            In cases where you can put weight on the injured leg, you might notice trouble in walking. People might feel their knee joints are looser than usual.
          • Pain
            Pain might not be there when you have a minor injury. However, you can feel soreness along the knee joint line. You might also experience challenges while putting pressure or standing on the hurt leg.
          • Swelling
            Swelling is seen within 24 hours of the injury. You can apply ice or elevate the leg using a pillow to avoid swelling.

          Your symptoms will also help the doctor understand the extent of the injury. When you want the best outcomes, you need to get the best ACL surgeons in Mumbai. You can look for them online and then shortlist them based on your needs. Alternatively, you can book a consultation appointment with Dr. Sai, who has years worth of expertise in the field.

          While looking for an orthopaedic surgeon, consider the following-

          • Their board certifications (preferably in orthopaedics with specialisation in ACL surgery)
          • Has previously treated patients with your condition
          • Is practising in a hospital with high-quality results in ACL or orthopaedic surgeries
          • Accepts your insurance plan
          • You should feel free while talking, and they should answer your doubts neatly

          Following five steps also prove to help get the best doctor for ACL surgery-

          • Ask for Referrals
            Make a list of orthopaedic surgeons that you know. Ask recommendations from family, friends and other healthcare professionals. However, if you do not have significant recommendations or need a consult, consider meeting Dr. Sai.
          • Check Credentials and Experience
            Take out time to read the doctor’s credentials. Look for board certification in orthopaedics with ACL surgery specialisation. Preferably someone who does it regularly. Check if they work as a team physician or doctor for any sports team. If so, you can understand the expertise and confidence of the surgeon. The more experienced, the better the results. Also, ensure to find a doctor recognised at state and federal institutions without malpractice history or disciplinary actions.
          • Hospital Performance Matters
            Often a team of highly skilled professionals with experience is required for orthopaedic procedures. For the same reason, you should consider the quality of your orthopaedic centre or hospital. First, find out where the doctor performs surgeries and then do some research. The ideal hospital would be the one near you with a better than expected rating for orthopaedics. Then you can look for doctors who do surgeries there. Avoid lower-rated hospitals.
          • Talk with the Surgeon
            As you begin shortlisting your list of orthopaedic surgeons, call their offices to check for an appointment to meet them. Ensure whether you feel comfortable while talking to them. Also, analyse how they respect your feelings and answer your doubts. Following are some other questions you may ask-
            • Do you treat ACL tear patients regularly?
            • How many surgeries have you previously done?
            • What are the outcomes? Could you share some data?
            • What are the complications you see?
            • How do you avoid the complications or deal with them?
          • Determine Benefit of Insurance
            You need to be practical about insurance matters. If you want to get the most benefits of your insurance and pay as little as possible from your own savings, you need to select the surgeon accordingly. However, just because a doctor participates in your insurance plan doesn’t mean that they are highly qualified. Therefore, you still need to check their credentials and expertise.

          Looking for the best ACL reconstruction surgeons in Mumbai might be challenging because of the array of options available. It might be overwhelming as you are already worried about getting a doctor. Instead of worrying , you may consult with Dr. Aditya Sai, an experienced and qualified surgeon. He is well recognised to be the best surgeon for ACL injuries. So call in and book your appointment today!

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