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Dr. Anthony Schepsis Comments on New ACL Repair Strategy
Date:6/10/2013

Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 10, 2013

As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Schepsis has focused on shoulder and knee reconstruction as well as sports medicine. He has extensive knowledge when it comes to knee injuries. A recent article on Midlands Connect highlights a new development in the repair of ACL injuries. Dr. Anthony Schepsis is already utilizing this technique.

Approximately 200,000 people suffer from ACL injuries each year. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a vital part of the structure of the knee. It provides stability and rotational control. Tearing this ligament can have long-lasting results. For some athletes, it ends their career, or at least the remainder of their season. And tears can happen in an instant.

Athlete Danny Hansen is an avid basketball player. He has managed to tear his ACL three times playing the sport. He had reconstructive surgery twice before, in 2004 and 2007. Now that he has a son, he wants to share his love of basketball with him. He just had his third surgery, but this time a newer technique was used.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tony Nguyen knows why Hansen’s previous surgeries have failed. According to the article, he cites older techniques resulting in the misplacement of the new tissue. Doctors were putting the tissue in the wrong position, which was not beneficial to the knee. It can limit the knee’s ability to rotate. The tissue was almost a centimeter and a half away from where it should correctly attach.

Rather than performing reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nguyen used anteromedial drilling to repair Hansen’s torn ACL. By using a piece of
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