ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Reconstruction in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing ACL Reconstruction.
Singapore General Hospital Contact Singapore General Hospital
Public Hospital, Singapore
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SGH is Singapore public sector's flagship hospital, the oldest and largest tertiary hospital and national referral centre. They provide the best and yet affordable medical services to its patients.
Prices
ACL Reconstruction13,600 US$
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Contact Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Public Hospital, Singapore
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Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and Communicable Diseases.
Prices
ACL Reconstructionupon request
35 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
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Assoc. Prof. Ganesan Naidu Rajamoney
Head of Department (Orthopedic Surgery).
Dr. Lee Keng Thiam
Dr. Lee Keng Thiam
Chief of Sports Medicine and Surgery Service
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Contact Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
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One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.
Prices
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructionupon request
46 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Liang Te Shan
Dr. Liang Te Shan
General Orthopaedics, Trauma
Dr. Tho Kam San
Dr. Tho Kam San
Orthopaedic Surgery
Raffles Hospital Contact Raffles Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
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A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.
Prices
ACL Reconstruction18,300 US$
4 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. David Wong Him Choon
Dr. David Wong Him Choon
Percutaneous nucleoplasty, biacuplasty, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.
Dr. Lim Yeow Wai
Dr. Lim Yeow Wai
Sports, traumatic, degenerative and reconstructive surgery.
Alexandra Hospital Contact Alexandra Hospital
Public Hospital, Singapore
A general and acute care hospital at the western end of Singapore, specializing in geriatric care and ambulatory services.
Prices
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructionupon request
Gleneagles Hospital Contact Gleneagles Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
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A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.
Prices
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructionupon request
37 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Liang Te Shan
Dr. Liang Te Shan
General Orthopaedics, Trauma
Dr. Tho Kam San
Dr. Tho Kam San
Orthopaedic Surgery
Mount Alvernia Hospital Contact Mount Alvernia Hospital
Non-Profit Hospital, Singapore
A 300 bed private general hospital with a comprehensive range of medical services to offer.
Prices
ACL Reconstruction3,200 - 4,200 US$
13 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Tan Soo Heong
Dr. Tan Soo Heong
Director of the Department of Hand, Wrist & Upper Limb Surgery
Dr. Liang Te Shan
Dr. Liang Te Shan
General Orthopaedics, Trauma
Changi General Hospital Contact Changi General Hospital
Public Hospital, Singapore
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A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.
Prices
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructionupon request
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Dr. Chua Thai Chong David
Dr. Chua Thai Chong David
Chief of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Lee Haw Chou
Dr. Lee Haw Chou
Director of Spine Service
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About ACL Reconstruction

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reconstruction) is a surgical procedure that replaces the central ligament of the knee with a new ligament graft.

The ligament graft can be an autograft in which a part of the patient’s body such as a knee tendon or hamstring is used as the graft. Alternatively it could be an allograft in which the graft is from an external donor.

The patient is required to stick to a rehabilitation program of two to six months after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction to successfully recover and resume full activities.

How is ACL Reconstruction Performed?
  • The surgery is performed by an arthroscopy.
  • During arthroscopy a small incision is made on the knee through which an arthroscope with a camera attached to it is inserted into the knee.
  • Other tiny incisions are made on the knee through which surgical instruments are inserted.
  • The old anterior cruciate ligament is removed.
  • If an autograft is used, a larger incision is made to remove this ligament.
  • Tunnels are made into the bone to place the new tissue at the site of the old anterior cruciate ligament.
  • Screws may be used to attach the new ligament to the bone.
  • It also helps the ligament to be held firmly in its place.
  • Once the surgery is complete, the incisions are closed with stitches and dressing is applied.

How to Prepare for the Surgery?
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • Certain medication that the patient has been taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medical conditions or ailments of the patient.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been drinking more than one or two drinks of alcohol in a day.
  • The patient should stop smoking some weeks prior to the surgery to recover quickly.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
Approximately 3 hours

Days admitted:
ACL reconstruction by arthroscopy is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia:
General Anesthesia or Spinal Anesthesia

Recovery:
- The patient may need to wear a knee brace for up to four weeks after the surgery.
- Crutches should be used to help the patient move around.
- The patient can move the knee that will prevent stiffness.
- Medication may be prescribed to reduce pain.
- A complete recovery to full activities may take 4 to 6 months.

Risks:
- Knee stiffness
- Ligament healing failure
- Knee weakness
- Blood clotting in the leg
- Injury to the nerves and blood vessels
- Loosening or stretching of the graft ligament
- Repeat injury to the graft ligament
- Knee pain
- Infection
- Bleeding
- Risks of anesthesia that include breathing problems and allergic reaction to medication

After care:
- The patient is required to take physical therapy for 2 to 6 months to regain strength and motions of the knees.
- The incision area should be kept clean and dry.
- Any signs of infection should be reported to the doctor.
- The doctor’s instructions should be followed carefully.