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Torn MCL & ACL SGP

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Hi total noob and first post here...

 

Ok, so I finally joined the club. Furano, Hokkaido, beautiful day, last day of the trip (5th), last run of the day before lunch and bail to Sapporo for a day trip and the inevitable happened, caught the edge, fell down, feel the "pop". Long story short, completely torn my ACL and partial to complete MCL. Brace and wheelchair back to singapore.

 

Off for my first surgery to clean up the wound and get rid of the rubbish thrown away. Good news, no meniscus damage. Bad news ACL and MCL busted. Surgeon advised to wait until ROM return before ACL reconstruction.

 

Now the question is I'm in singapore and I have no clue on whether my OS is good or not. Anybody had their ACL reconstruction done in Singapore and can recommend an OS ? Preferably those who went back to skiing, cause the plan is to go back to the slope hopefully this coming winter.

 

Appreciate any advice on this.

 

Thanks,

post #2 of 8

Do your research and find the best available talent.

Bad surgery is forever!

post #3 of 8
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yup that is the idea :)

doing lots of research but not finding much probably due to patient confidentiality stuff. trying my luck if anyone here from singapore and been through it and hence the question.

post #4 of 8
Sorry about joining the club. If you know any physical therapists, ask them who is the best. Doctors often recommend their buddies, physical therapists deal with the aftermath and know who has good outcomes. You should interview a few surgeons if possible and ask them how many ACL surgeries they do weekly and have many they have done total, and what technique and graft they use. Ideally you are looking for a surgeon who has done a minimum of 60 and does them frequently, and you should find someone who does an anatomic technique. There's no right choice for graft, but it's interesting to hear what they recommend and why.
post #5 of 8

dmateo: Did you come across this thread related to finding a good surgeon for ACL reconstruction surgery?  Might give you some ideas.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/119478/acl-reconstruction-questions-for-prospective-orthopedic-surgeon

 

You might try asking on Kneeguru.com.  That is based in the UK so might find someone with Singaporean connections.

post #6 of 8
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not many will spill the bean down here. I think they are scared to give recommendation and end up being wrong or it's just the ethical thing to say nothing on something sensitive..doh

 

Anyway i just had a chat with and OS that's done his 5th Surgery for skier this season.. hardly a lot but considering singpapore 5 mil population I think that is the closest I can get to good OS down here. The rest are keeping mumb about the numbers and who they've operated before at least I can find reference on this one when he did an operation against a S-League footballer which is back playing.

 

So yeah if you are curious i''ll be using HC Chang. 

post #7 of 8
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 4th day after the ops now. All seems to be good and will go for a check up later on.

Doctor do about 3 to 4 ACL recon a week so much better to the first one I went to. Apparently i also had some torn meniscus, so that's the triple alright.  

 

Thanks to all for the advice, I decided on the doctor after interviewing him with the question posted on this forum and knee guru.. icon14.gif

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 4th day after the ops now. All seems to be good and will go for a check up later on.

Doctor do about 3 to 4 ACL recon a week so much better to the first one I went to. Apparently i also had some torn meniscus, so that's the triple alright.  

 

Thanks to all for the advice, I decided on the doctor after interviewing him with the question posted on this forum and knee guru.. icon14.gif

Thanks for the update.  Best of luck with the rehab.

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