• Dr. Vikram Mhaskar was good, friendly, polite. Yes my problem and diagnosis was explained in detail. Dr. Vikram Mhaskar was good in nature and explained the problems nicely. He motivated me too much and was anytime available on phone. It was a good experience with doctor.

    Akshya Bhayana
    Visited For ACL Reconstruction

  • He was very good. He was available on phone anytime and provided all the information. The surgery went well and he kept me updated regularly.

    Ayaana Sriram

  • PCL Reconstruction

    The PCL prevents the leg bone (tibia) from moving backward on the thigh bone (femur). It usually tears when there is an impact from front on the leg bone like falling down on the knee or a dashboard injury in a car.

    The PCL may tear completely or come off from its attachment on the leg bone. It is diagnosed by excessive posterior (backward) movement of the leg on the thigh bone. It is reconstructed using spare tendons in the body. Tunnels are drilled through the thigh and leg bone and either end of the graft fixed with a button on the thigh bone and a screw on the leg bone.

    This technique unlike the ACL involves working in the front and back of the knee. Gravity is against the PCL so a long knee race with a posterior support is used for 6 weeks and rang elf motion till 90 degrees is allowed in a tummy down or prone position. Partial weight bearing is allowed immediately after surgery using crutches. Full weight bearing without support or a brace is allowed in 6 weeks. Running/ jogging at 6 months and return to sport at 9months -1 year.

    If the PCL comes off from the leg bone it can be fixed back through arthroscopic techniques. The arthroscope is introduced through the back of the knee, the bony fragment of the PCL is stitched through arthroscopic techniques, a tunnel drilled through the tibia from front to back and two ends of the sutures used to stitch the PCL delivered in front of the leg and tied over a button. Bone to bone healing is faster. Rehabilitation is same as a PCL reconstruction.