My ACL Reconstruction
Please read carefully the information provided below. It is essential that you are familiar with all the steps of your treatment. This will ensure the greatest satisfaction and best possible result of the proposed treatment. The information provided is specific to Mr Vioreanu's practice. All the aspects below will be discussed in depth during the consultation.
For ACL Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents please read:
ACL Injury and Reconstruction (2273 KB)
ACL Injury in Children and Adolescents (2274 KB)
Appointments are confirmed a week in advance by a letter in the post or an email and with an SMS alert the day prior.
A cancellation fee is not charged, however a return phone call of inability to attend is appreciated.
After the Consultation, in conjunction with Gwen - Mr. Vioreanu Personal Assistant, you should decide on the time frame and a date that is most suitable to you.
You will find that we are very flexible and will try to accommodate your requests whenever possible.
You will wake up in the recovery ward and will have a bandage on the operated knee. As Mr. Vioreanu uses locally targeted pain control you will find there will be little or no knee pain. A nurse will be with you administering oral pain-killers if necessary. Mr. Vioreanu will come and discuss the surgery performed and will ensure all instructions for the post-operative period are clear. A physiotherapist will visit you and will help you getting out of bed and walk with the assistance of crutches. If you would prefer to stay in the hospital one night after your surgery please let us know in advance so a bed will be booked for you in SSC. When you feel ready to go home, make sure that before leaving SSC hospital you have the prescription for the pain-killers and the post-operative instructions including a date for the follow-up appointment with Mr. Vioreanu.
SSC In-hospital Handbook (1451 KB)
Mr. Vioreanu will see you 5-7 days after ACL reconstruction for a wound check. The following appointments will be at 6-8 weeks, 6 months and 9-12 months after surgery respectively. You will need to contact our office to make these appointments. You do not need a referral letter for these appointments. You will be charged only a small fee for follow-up appointments.