ACL Surgery Specialist In Singapore

Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

  • Get active again with a well-executed ACL surgery
  • Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon
  • Internationally recognised, more than 1500 surgeries performed

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What Is ACL Surgery?

ACL surgery repairs or reconstructs the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee, which stabilizes the joint. The surgery uses the patient’s or donor tissue to restore function and stability and is common among athletes and active individuals who want to return to their activities after severe ACL injuries.

  • Improved knee stability and function
  • Reduced risk of future knee injuries
  • Improved overall knee strength and flexibility
  • Return to work and daily activities faster

A 2017 study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that delaying ACL surgery beyond 12 weeks after an injury may increase the risk of further knee damage and reduce the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Symptoms Of A Torn ACL 

If you’re experience any of these symptoms, seek an ACL specialist to determine the extent of the injury and the best course of treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further damage and improve treatment results.

Pain and swelling

A torn ACL can cause pain and swelling in the knee joint, which can be mild or severe depending on the extent of the injury.

Instability or giving way

Does your knee feel unstable or "gives way" during physical activity, which can make walking, running, and other activities difficult.

Audible "pop" or sensation of tearing

Many patients report hearing or feeling a "pop" or tearing sensation when the ACL is injured, which may be accompanied by immediate pain or swelling.

Limited range of motion

A torn ACL can also limit the range of motion in the knee joint, making it difficult to fully bend or straighten your leg.

Discomfort while walking or standing

Some people may experience discomfort or pain while walking or standing on the affected leg, particularly if the injury is severe.

Overcome Your ACL Injury,
Get Back In Action.

Restore your knee's function and stability while reducing the risk of further damage or injury.
ACL surgery can help you get back to your sport quicker and safer,
and ensure that your knee is stable enough to handle the demands of high-intensity activities.

Am I A Candidate for
ACL Surgery?

You may be a candidate for ACL surgery in Singapore if you have experienced a severe ACL injury, such as a sprain or tear that has resulted in symptoms like knee instability, pain, and/or difficulty walking or running. Other factors that may make you a candidate for ACL surgery include:

Age: ACL surgery is generally recommended for individuals who are still growing or who are in their 20s to 40s, although age alone is not a deciding factor.
Activity Level: If you participate in sports or other activities that require knee stability, ACL surgery may be a good option for you.
Severity of the Injury: If your ACL injury is severe and non-surgical treatments have not been effective, surgery may be necessary to repair or reconstruct the damaged ligament.

To determine if you are a good candidate for ACL surgery, your orthopaedic specialist will conduct a physical exam and order imaging tests to evaluate the extent of your injury and the overall health of your knee joint. Ultimately, the decision to undergo ACL surgery will depend on a variety of factors.

ACL Surgery Cost In Singapore

The estimated bill range for a private hospital ACL reconstruction surgery in Singapore is $26,519 - $33,204. Estimated fees are provided by MOH and based on transacted bills during the year of 2021.

Can A Torn ACL Heal By Itself?

A torn ACL cannot heal by itself. The ACL is a vital ligament that provides stability to the knee joint, and when completely torn, cannot spontaneously heal.

Non-surgical treatments may help manage symptoms, but surgery is often necessary to repair or reconstruct the damaged ligament and restore knee stability.

Can A Partial ACL Tear Heal By Itself?

  • No, a partial ACL tear cannot heal by itself.
  • While non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy may be effective in managing symptoms, they cannot fully restore the stability of the knee joint.
  • Without proper treatment, a partial tear may progress to a full tear over time, leading to more severe symptoms

Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Types Of ACL Surgeries Dr Wang Performs 


Autograft ACL surgery uses the patient's own tissue, typically from the patellar tendon or hamstring, to reconstruct the damaged ACL, and has several benefits, including faster healing and fewer complications. However, it can be more painful and may require a longer recovery time compared to other types of ACL surgery. Autograft ACL surgery is the preferred option for athletes or active individuals.


Allograft ACL surgery uses donor tissue from a cadaver to reconstruct the damaged ACL. This type of surgery can offer several benefits, including less pain and a shorter recovery time compared to autograft surgery. However, there is a slightly higher risk of infection and the possibility of the body rejecting the donor tissue. Allograft ACL surgery is a good option for patients who have limited available donor tissue or who may not be able to undergo autograft surgery due to prior surgeries or other health issues.

Hybrid graft

Hybrid graft ACL surgery uses a combination of autograft and allograft tissue to reconstruct the damaged ACL, and can offer the best of both worlds, such as faster healing, less pain, and reduced risk of rejection. However, it is a more complex procedure and may have a higher risk of complications than other types of ACL surgery. This is an option for patients who have limited available donor tissue or may benefit from a combination of both types of tissue.

Ultimately, the type of ACL surgery recommended will depend on your individual situation. 

When Is The Best Time To Do ACL Surgery After ACL Injury?

We recommend performing surgery within the first few weeks to a few months following the injury. The exact timing of surgery may depend on several factors, including the your overall health, the extent of your injury, and your lifestyle and activity level. Here are some sources that discuss the timing of ACL surgery after an injury:

  • A 2017 study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that delaying ACL surgery beyond 12 weeks after an injury may increase the risk of further knee damage and reduce the likelihood of a successful outcome.
  • A 2018 systematic review published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Researchfound that early surgical intervention within the first few weeks to a few months following an ACL injury may help prevent further joint damage and improve long-term outcomes.
  • A 2020 meta-analysis published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research found that early ACL reconstruction within 6-12 weeks after injury resulted in better patient-reported outcomes and reduced the risk of re-injury compared to delayed surgery.

ACL Surgery Recovery Process

Recovery Period What to Expect:
Immediately after surgery
(Week 0-1):
  • Rest and ice to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Use of crutches to avoid putting weight on the affected leg.
  • Knee brace or immobilizer to promote healing.
First few weeks after surgery (Week 2-6):
  • Pain management and medication
  • Rehab to promote healing and improve range of motion.
  • Gradual increase in weight-bearing activities and mobility
First few months after surgery
(Week 6-16):
  • Continued physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises to improve knee strength and stability.
  • Gradual return to normal activities as guided by your specialist
  • Continued use of knee brace or support
Several months after surgery
(16 weeks and beyond):
  • Ongoing physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises to maintain knee strength and stability.
  • Close monitoring of knee function and continued follow-ups with your orthopadie surgeon
  • Return to sports can be anything from 6-12 months, usually 9 monthsy
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Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

Internationally Recognised & Double Fellowship-Trained Surgeon With Over 18 Years of Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),
    National University of Singapore
  • Member of The Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS),
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (MMed),
    National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FRCS), Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and former Head of the Hip and Knee Division in Ng Teng Fong Hospital, he has won awards for superior patient outcomes (value driven), service quality and enhanced recovery programmes. His patients include current and former national athletes and sporting professionals.

Why Choose

Dr Wang Lushun?



Leadership on Orthopaedic Advisory Boards



Double Fellowships at Centres of Excellence



Senior Consultant with Over 18 Years of Experience

Can I Use Medisave For ACL Surgery?

Yes, you can use funds from your Medisave account to offset the cost of your treatment.
Reach out to us today to learn more about payment options.

Patient-Centred Orthopaedic Care

We are dedicated to your recovery and well-being. Every patient deserves the freedom that comes with active living. Whether you're an athlete sidelined by an injury or a weekend hobbyist desperate to return to your passion, our mission is to help you regain your mobility and independence.

Personalised Approach For Positive Outcomes

Our clinic prioritizes time dedicated to understanding each patient’s injuries and needs. Dr Wang strongly believes that personalised care & patient management will lead to better outcomes & positive experiences.

Minimally Invasive Techniques For Faster Recovery

Dr Wang’s extensive experience with minimally invasive procedures allows for less scarring, lower risk of complications and faster recovery compared to traditional surgical methods.

Aftercare Focused On Restoring Mobility & Well-Being

As an avid sportsperson, Dr Wang understands the time and patience required to regain mobility and return to active living. After your procedure is completed, Dr Wang will make sure your recovery is smooth and comfortable.


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Our Clinic Locations

3 Mount Elizabeth, #13-14
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Hospital, #05-51, Medical Centre D, Singapore 574623

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Modes Of Payments Do You Accept?

    Consultation fees are charged based on length of consultation, and start from SGD$180 (within 30 minutes). We accept the following modes of payment:

    • Cash
    • PayNow & PayLah
    • All major Credit Cards

    If you are insured and would like to use a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us and our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.

    Is My Condition Serious Enough For A Visit To A Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon?

    If your symptoms are persistent and affecting your quality of life and ability to perform routine daily activities such as walking, climbing the stairs or bending your knee, you may need to consult a orthopaedic specialist.