A medical team at Al-Kafeel Super Speciality Hospital succeeded in transplanting a cruciate ligament and repairing the meniscus tear of a 53-year-old patient, while the operation was performed using the periscope technique.
"We reviewed a 53-year-old patient suffering from severe pain in the knee and his inability to continue his daily activity, with swelling in the area," said Lebanese orthopaedic, Traumatology and arthroscopy specialist; Dr. Ahmed Suleiman.
"We conducted the necessary tests to the patient with an X-ray, and we found a complete cut in the cruciate ligament with a rupture of the meniscus," Dr. Suleiman explained.
Dr. Suleiman added," after confirming the case, we performed a cruciate ligament transplant, and repair the rupture in the meniscus using the periscope technique, "noting that "the ligament that was transplanted is one of the tendons located behind the thigh of the patient himself".
"The patient returned home the day after the operation and is in good health, and he can practice his usual daily activity normally after completing the medical rehabilitation phase," said the orthopaedic surgeon.