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Ahad Rufaidah Hospital Endoscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
21 December 2017
A specialist team at Ahad Rufaidah Hospital has successfully performed the first endoscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The patient was suffering from left knee instability. After due medical checkups, x-rays and MRI, he was diagnosed with a fully torn anterior cruciate ligament. Then, he was referred to the physiotherapy unit for muscle enhancement ahead of the surgery.

After that, a team of specialists performed the surgery under the Twinning Program between Asir Central Hospital and Ahad Rufaidah Hospital​. Thank Allah the patient was discharged from the hospital in good health, and immediately started his rehabilitation protocols; usually prescribed in such cases. It's noted that Asir Health Affairs has enhanced the hospital with the cutting-edge arthroscope.

It is worth noting that the Twinning Program between Asir Central Hospital and Ahad Rufaidah Hospital​ is designed to perform 170 surgeries in the first year in various medical specialties. This will reduce waiting lists by 60%, alleviate overload on Asir Central Hospital and help focus services on specialist quality cases.


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