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Technique used in human ankle injuries modified to treat dogs' knees

... one million dogs suffer from cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency, which is comparable to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in humans. The common method of ... with the bone-cutting technique." Cruciate ligament tears are five times more common in dogs than ...

'Wildcat Power Cord' repairs cruciate ligament in dairy cow's knee

... injury in December 2007 when the cruciate ligament in her right knee ruptured. Dr. David Anderson, ... College of Veterinary Medicine, replaced the ligament using synthetic material called monofilament ... would be worth quite a bit." The cruciate ligament is a dense tissue that connects the bones in the ...

Researchers win award for best clinical paper in orthopedic physical therapy

... topics in sports medicine-the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Each year, nearly 250,000 Americans, particularly ... Screening Examination for Highly Active Individuals with Anterior Cruciate ligament Injury: Part 2: Determinants of Dynamic Knee Stability," was published in ...

Engineers create bone that blends into tendons

... able to pass further testing, one application could be anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. Oftentimes, ACL surgery fails at the point where the ligament meets the bone. But if an artificial bone/ligament construct with these ...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

... after working the legs to fatigue. While both men and women suffer an epidemic of ACL injuries, women are two to eight times likelier to tear this ligament than men while playing the same sport. However, the study showed that men and women showed significant changes in lower limb mechanics during ...

Stem cell research to benefit horse owners and trainers

... horses. Damage to tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone are common in performance horses such as race horses and polo horses. Tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries can range from minor inflammation to a complete rupture, which can result in permanent lameness and the end of a horse's ...

SAGE-Hindawi launch Journal of Dental Biomechanics

... will be of interest to health care professionals actively involved in: enamel and dentin response to loading following treatment periodontal ligament mechanics (healthy and diseased) lip response to stress from dentition or dentures biomechanics of the TMJ bone loading and remodeling in ...

The effects of smoking on fractures and ligament injuries

... in cigarette smoke can undermine fracture and ligament repair following injury. In addition, smokers ... examined the effects of smoking on fractures and ligament healing in mice and found that healing of both ... the effects of smoking on medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury. They performed MCL surgery on 40 ...

Stem cells can repair torn tendons or ligaments

... stem cells can be used to make new tendon or ligament tissue. Tendon and ligament injuries present a major clinical challenge to ... at least 200,000 patients undergo tendon or ligament repair each year. Moreover, the intervertebral ...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

... to determine the degree of neurological damage, as well as a possible prognosis. MRI findings may include cord hemorrhage, swelling, soft tissue and ligament injury, blood clots or herniated discs. Dr. Fehlings’ study included 100 patients with traumatic cervical SCI. The group consisted of 79 men and ...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

... objects, can produce moving images in two dimensions, but not 3-D. An orthopedic surgeon trying to figure out the best way to repair a torn knee ligament or an evolutionary biologist tracing the disappearance of digits in pigs would face a difficult task. To see the exact position and movement of bones ...

Cigarette smoking impedes tendon-to-bone healing

... won't do certain operations on people who smoke because of the risk of failure. But little is known about the effects of cigarettes on tendon and ligament healing. There also are some gaps in medical knowledge about the prevalence of rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff is a group of four ...
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