Non- Infectious Complications of ACL Reconstruction and Their Managements

Non- Infectious Complications of ACL Reconstruction
and Their Managements

(CME points)

Scientific Secretary: Dr. Mahdi moghtadaee

2021   August  6   , Friday

20:00 pm – 22:00 pm

Non-infectious complications following Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

 
Speaker: Dr. Reza Minaei Nowshahr, 
Assistant Professor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences; Orthopedic Specialist; Knee Surgery Fellowship 

Non-infectious complications following Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction can impact the success of the surgical procedure and patient recovery. One common complication is graft failure, where the newly implanted graft does not integrate properly or ruptures. This can occur due to factors such as inadequate fixation, excessive stress on the graft during rehabilitation, or poor surgical technique. Management of graft failure often necessitates a revision surgery, during which the surgeon may opt for a different graft source or employ specialized fixation methods to enhance graft stability. Additionally, patients might undergo a tailored rehabilitation program to gradually restore knee strength and function, mitigating the risk of further graft failure.

Another potential non-infectious complication is persistent knee pain or discomfort. This can arise from various sources, such as patellar tendonitis, complex regional pain syndrome, or malalignment of the joint. Managing persistent pain involves a comprehensive assessment to identify the underlying cause. Treatment options may encompass physical therapy, pain management techniques, anti-inflammatory medications, and in some cases, minimally invasive interventions like corticosteroid injections. A thorough follow-up plan is crucial to monitor the progress and make adjustments as needed, ensuring the patient’s well-being and optimizing the overall outcome of the ACL reconstruction surgery.