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Knee Reconstruction incl Cruciate repair

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Knee Reconstruction, including Cruciate Ligament Repair if necessary
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National Costs

Nationally, if an out-of-pocket is charged by a specialist, it’s an average of $1560
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If an out-of-pocket is charged, it’s an average of $1560
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Cost Breakdown

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Costs by State

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Helpful Information

Knee Reconstruction Incl Cruciate Repair - What is a Knee Reconstruction?

Knee Reconstruction is usually performed to repair the knee after one of the ligaments that stabilize the knee has been torn. The most commonly damaged of these are the Cruciate ligaments.  The reconstruction involves replacing the torn ligament, usually with a tendon graft taken from the hamstrings or the patella tendon. Although there will be some incisions made to harvest the graft the rest of the procedure is done via an arthroscope so there will be only very small entry points into the knee itself.

Knee Reconstruction Incl Cruciate Repair - Who Should have a Knee Reconstruction?

If you are an active sportsperson and have torn a knee ligament at sport or other vigorous activity you may try some physiotherapy but a repair is usually required. For older, less active people physiotherapy may well suffice. If more than one ligament is damaged or the knee buckles during everyday activities then a repair is more necessary.

Knee Reconstruction Incl Cruciate Repair - Preparing for a Knee Reconstruction

It is best if you go to surgery with a knee that is not inflamed and has a good range of movement. Physiotherapy is very useful to reduce the pain and improve the range of movement pre-op.

It is also important to have the area clean preoperatively and for you to have no other infections or illness at the time.

Knee Reconstruction Incl Cruciate Repair - In Hospital

The procedure usually requires a general anaesthetic and one night in hospital. The physiotherapist will instruct you in how to do exercises that form a rehabilitation plan for you at home.

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