Mr. Gautam, a chief goldsmith in his family owned gold jewelry workshop had injured his left knee joint in a road traffic accident in mid 2011. He presented to Arthroscopy & Joint Preservation Surgery Service with first, buckling of knee every time he walks and second, inability to bend his knee to normal extent which prevented him from sitting on the floor and working.
As a goldsmith, his work involved sitting on the floor for hours for which full knee bending was essential. MRI scan revealed anterior cruciate ligament tear. A complete clinical and radiological confirmed anterior instability of his knee joint due to ACL tear and he underwent Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction during December 2012.
He resumed his work on March 2013 after 14 months with a stable, pain free and fully mobile knee joint.