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Football player benefits from the experts at the joint surgery for his acl injury

African Football player benefits from the experts at the Joint Replacement Surgery Hospital India for his ACL injury.


Obiora Max

ACL Injury

The experts at the Joint Replacement Surgery Hospital India are leaders in the treatments of the joints. So, over the years they have seen and treated the knees of several hundred athletes who unfortunately sustained ACL injuries. Obiora Max is one such pro football player from the African continent to benefit from the expertise of the orthopedic surgeons at the He told his story:


“Hello, this is Obiora Max. I am a pro foot ball player. Unfortunately, my career all but ended when I was practicing with my team at the winter camp last year.


I was running a pass; planted my feet and cut the other direction. POP sound. Suddenly, I fell to the ground. The game practically stopped. I stood up and tried to run; but my left knee had become very unstable. The trainer was concerned. So, he advised me to sit down and grab a bag of ice to hold near the knee. There was redness and swelling around the knee. I was also administered spray pain-killer. I started to get really mad because I was missing the practice session. But that was not the end of it…..worse was yet to come.


The pain and swelling did not go away. We had to seek medical consult with the specialist in the city. He did some x-rays and based on that his diagnosis was dire. I had torn not only my meniscus but also the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). Both these components, the doctor explained, are essentially acting to stabilize the knee and prevent the excessive stress on the leg’s articular cartilage. So, they need to be fixed. Expert surgeons are, however, critical for the success of this treatment. He asked me to look at South Africa and the UK. He also mentioned the name of Dr Kumar in India.


I started looking for the doctors in South Africa and the UK. Only to satisfy my curiosity, I sent a whatsapp message to Dr Kumar. He sent me a message back and asked what time he can call me.


That same day, we discussed my problems and frustration with having injured my knee joint. He told me that I should inform my doctor to send a copy of medical reports to Dr Kumar’s office as soon as possible. Dr Kumar is the chief patient physician at the Joint Replacement Surgery Hospital India. He mentioned that he had worked with several athletes who had torn their ACL in the past. He asked me if I would like to talk to some other sportsmen who had visited his hospital for their ACL surgeries. By the next day, my doctor had sent the medical reports to Dr Kumar. Also, Dr Kumar had sent me reference for past patients I could contact. I started to talk to these patients.


In the meantime, Dr Kumar had found the right surgeon – Dr Hangodu – to take care of the ACL surgery. We had a conference call with Dr Hangodu. He assured that the right surgery was the ACL reconstructive surgery. Following the surgery, there would be extensive PT to make sure the strength comes back. Afterwards, I can gradually return to running first and later to the football field.


Torn ACL was a menace; but my career would not end and I would be able to go back to playing football in due course of time.


I did not look anymore at South Africa or the UK.  I decided that I would visit India. After the diagnostic testing had been completed, Dr Hangodu proceeded with the surgery. Then the PT was started. After going through the PT for sometime in India, the doctors felt comfortable to allow me to go back to my home. I had instructions to continue with PT. Several months later, I started running normally.


Finally, the day came back when I could play football again. I do not worry about the injured knee anymore. With the experts at the Joint Replacement Surgery Hospital India, I was in great hands for my surgery. With the extensive PT afterwards, I worked hard to ensure that I am able to return to the game I love.


Thank you for the excellent care provided to me by Dr Hangodu, Dr Kumar. I also appreciate the motivation provided by my coach and team members to keep going. My return to the team was made possible by all of you. Thank you.”


Thank you,

Obiora Max


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