CRUCIATE LIGAMENT PRESERVING SURGERY
Depending on the time and type of cruciate ligament rupture, we have the expertise to apply the individually perfect technique for cruciate ligament surgery.
In the cruciate ligament treatment with the “Bracing technique”, which preserves the cruciate ligament, the injured ligament structures of the anterior cruciate ligament rupture are not removed and replaced by a free tendon graft, but reinforced in an arthroscopic mini operation and brought to a quick and almost painless self-healing. A “fibre tape” is braided into the injured cruciate ligament and thus the cruciate ligament is fixed to the bone again without destroying the blood supply to the cruciate ligament. In addition, it is reinforced with another tape in the sense of an inner splint.
The advantages are obvious: The blood supply to the cruciate ligament is maintained – and healing can take place quickly. By preserving its own cruciate ligament, its unique biomechanics and, above all, the cruciate ligament-specific nerve fibre, a faster healing and resumption of sporting activity is achieved. The procedure can be performed with 3 stab incisions, which are no longer visible after a few weeks.
The advantage of the anterior cruciate ligament surgery in the bracing technique lies in the early resumption of sport activities – where training can be started after about 6 weeks – with a resumption of contact sports already after 4 months.
In this procedure, which is based on biological healing, we strongly recommend a combination with cell therapy, which we begin already during the surgery and can be followed up on an outpatient basis. The maximum effect can also be achieved by the additional use of stem cells from your own body fat. We will be happy to provide you with detailed information about the possibility of cell therapy at our institute at any time.
After the operation, crutches should be used for 1-2 weeks depending on the accompanying injuries. During the day, the knee is also limited and stabilized in its mobility at 90° for 6 weeks with a special movable and stabilizing orthosis for the anterior cruciate ligament.