Tree Top Hospital completes successful ACL surgery using bone-patellar tendon graft

Tree Top Hospital has completed ACL reconstruction surgery using a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft for the first time.

An anterior cruciate ligament or ACL is a ligament that provides stability to the knee joint. Torn ACLs are a common injury during high-intensity sports.

Tree Top Hospital conducted the surgery on a sportsman who injured his left ACL. As his left hamstring had been utilized for the right knee revision ACL he previously had done, the team used the bone-patellar tendon-bone graft for ACL reconstruction.

The surgery was performed by Dr Kanniraj Marimuthu, consultant orthopedics.

 “The procedure was performed on a guest who is an athlete who had ACL reconstruction in his right knee a few years ago with his right hamstring graft. Later, he tore the rebuilt ACL again, so he had a revision ACL surgery in the right knee with a hamstring graft from the left knee,” said Dr Kanniraj.

ACL reconstruction is done using a hamstring graft. Hamstring tendons are located in the back of the thigh. But for individuals with multiple ligament injury revisions, a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft is used which is the strongest graft available for ACL reconstruction.

Dr Kanniraj is visiting Maldives again this week. He is consulting from May 6-12.

Dr Kanniraj will be regularly visiting and consulting at Tree Top Hospital, said the hospital.

Dr Kanniraj is specialized in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine surgery, shoulder surgery and knee surgery. He completed his MBBS from Madras Medical College, India, followed by orthopedic training (MS Ortho) in the orthopedic department of Sawai Man Singh Medical College, India. During his training, he was awarded the All India Best Resident Orthopedic Surgeon Award by the Bombay Orthopedic Society for his clinical and academic excellence.

Tree Top Hospital states its orthopedic specialists have extensive training, experience and expertise in minimally invasive surgery and reconstructive surgery, and use the latest techniques and tools to improve care for individuals of all ages with problems in all areas of orthopedics

Established in 2018, Tree Top Hospital offers a wide spectrum of specialized health and medical services, ranging from health screening centers to high-end medical and surgical services, supported by state-of-the-art technology.