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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards at Annual Meeting

... Award for Clinical Science "Anterior cruciate Ligament Rupture in Patients with Significant ... MD quantified the risks of delaying anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in pediatric ... of a collagen-platelet composite to an anterior cruciate ligament graft at the time of surgery was more ...

The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears

... New study reports on posterior cruciate ligament treatment options, but investigation is ... been made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anatomy and reconstruction, a ... those with PCL injuries. "An ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament ) tear is an injury of instability; a ...

ACL Repair Creator William G. Clancy, Jr., MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

... creator of the most common technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, will be ... creator of the most common technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, will be ... Wisconsin, he invented and perfected the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and ...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

... (July 9-12) details the benefits and risks of repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in young athletes under the age of 14. ... (July 9-12) details the benefits and risks of repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in young athletes under the age of 14. "The ...

Adding Eccentric Resistance Training Improves Muscle Strength Following ACL Surgery

... Full recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can be difficult, but a review of several ... Rosemont, IL (Vocus) December 30, 2008 -- Full recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can be difficult, but a review of several ...

'Wildcat Power Cord' Repairs Cruciate Ligament in Dairy Cow's Knee

... cow could be kept in production, that would be worth quite a bit." The cruciate ligament is a dense tissue that connects the bones in the knee joint. ... -- until now, Anderson said. The three surgical techniques for cruciate ligaments in large animals have a failure rate of approximately 50 ...

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement

... is also useful for treating any knee condition associated with extension loss including osteoarthritis, postoperative knee stiffness, acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, and arthrofibrosis. Summary These findings highlight the efficacy of improving range of motion in patients with ...

Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

... Dr. Theodore J. Ganley. "If we have a message, it's to treat these injuries when they occur." Athletes of all ages commonly tear the anterior cruciate ligament, better known as the ACL, that helps to anchor the knee. The piece of tissue "prevents the lower leg from gliding forward, preventing ...

Type of Knee Surgery Makes Difference in Football Career

... Meniscus repair may cut playing time more than ACL reconstruction, findings show SATURDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Complex anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction of a knee doesn't appear to shorten the career of a professional football player, but a simpler meniscus repair might, ...

Renowned, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, John Bergfeld, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

... 2005 - 2007 and was a founder of the NFL Safety Panel. Dr. Bergfeld's pioneering research on non operative treatment of the isolated posterior cruciate ligament injury and on posterior inlay technique of PCL reconstruction have guided treatment of this type of injury for many years. ...

Soccer Injuries Differ by Gender

... very little motion analysis to show what was going on during the soccer kick. We know that female soccer players face a greater risk of ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] injury and patellofemoral problems, and male players are more at risk for sports hernia. We used motion analysis to determine if the two ...

LifeNet Health Launches Sports Medicine Bio-Implants

... Bundle Tendon are pre-constructed, size specific, sterile allografts that can be used in the reconstruction of either the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament, as well as augmenting tendon instability. The new Rotator Cuff Allograft Patch provides a new alternative for augmentation and surgical ...

Frost & Sullivan Selects Bone Solutions for Technology Leadership of the Year Award

... for its 510 (k) filings, and rapidly deploy its magnesium-oriented platform technology across a spectrum of surgical procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)/rotator cuff/extremities, shoulder repair, cementless knee and hip, maxillofacial/cranial applications and dental implants," observes ...

Adena Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care

... the new reverse ball and socket shoulder replacement for patients with "untreatable" shoulders. Besides treating tears of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and tears of the menisci, Dr. Cohen is fellowship trained and one of the few physicians around the country to utilize the latest techniques ...

Kids' 'Overuse' Sports Injuries Are on the Rise

... sports injuries among boys and girls "It's changing," said Gamble. "I'm definitely seeing more girls, especially for sports injuries like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, which are now three times more common in girls than boys. It's an absolute epidemic." In this video, Gamble also explains why ...

Studies evaluate the anatomy and stability of ACL reconstruction with different techniques

... LAS VEGAS, NV An improved understanding of the anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in recent years has generated a renewed interest in the evaluation of surgical techniques to repair the knee ligament. In a study ...

The Most Breaking News in the Joint

... " Too many female athletes are getting put on the shelf . Young female athletes are up to eight times more likely than boys to tear the anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) of their knees. For more information on the prevention and treatment of ACL injuries, visit www.orthoinfo.org or our partner, the ...

Getting on the Ball, Post-ACL Surgery

... can return to high-level sports earlier LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most competitive high school athletes receiving anterior cruciate ligament ( ACL ) ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00297 ) reconstruction surgery are able to return to their sport at the same level, and ...

An Athlete's First Question: 'Doc, When Can I Return?'

... affects healing time for ACL injuries in young athletes LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year more than 300,000 Anterior cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears occur in the United States. According to information released today at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of ...

ACL Injury Prevention Program is First in Nation to Tackle Growing Problem

... -- The nation's first - and only - program aimed at taking a wide-scale community prevention approach to decrease non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among female high school athletes is working, and as a result, is being expanded in Rochester, New York. The program, called ...

No pain after the operation: The QUIPS Project

... side effects and the patient's individual evaluation, as well as clinical data, such as the type of operation, the anesthesia, and the analgesia. cruciate ligament reconstruction was rated as the most painful operation. Forearm fracture osteosynthesis and partially cemented knee arthroplasty shared the ...

Cardo Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the Align 360 Total Knee System

... Uni-compartmental and Patella-Femoral systems and is designed as a high performance treatment for tri-compartmental arthritis with choice of either a cruciate sparing or posterior stabilizing device. We now have a unique and comprehensive knee system which allows the surgeon to use matched instrumentation ...

Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Insights on Olympians

... the hand and wrist, from bones and ligaments to injury and repair. Diane Dahm, M.D., specializes in bone mineral density and the knee in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-injured patients. She can talk about ACL reconstruction in teens and sports-related activity following knee arthroplasty and shoulder ...

Complimentary Sports Injury Prevention Pamphlet for Women Offered by NOHC of Chicago

... exercises. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2008 -- It's estimated that more than 1.4 million women tear an Anterior cruciate Ligament (ACL) every year. That's double the number from a decade ago. Responding to a recent increase in sports injuries among female ...

New Research Shows Cadaver Tissue Fails Nearly a Quarter of the Time in Young, Athletic ACL Reconstruction Patients

... May Contribute to Failure Rate, Authors Say ORLANDO, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated 80,000 Anterior cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United States (Source: American Journal of Sports Medicine 2006 ; 9:1512-1532), including recently to ...

ACL Reconstruction With Cadaver Tissue Risky in Younger Patients

... patients, study shows THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Using replacement ligaments from cadavers for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may have a failure rate as high as 24 percent in active patients under the age of 40. The finding, from researchers at the ...

New Research Shows Cadaver Tissue Fails Nearly a Quarter of the Time in Young, Athletic ACL Reconstruction Patients

... May Contribute to Failure Rate, Authors Say Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 10, 2008 -- With an estimated 80,000 Anterior cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United States (Source: American Journal of Sports Medicine 2006; 9:1512-1532), including recently to ...

Cadaver tissue fails nearly 25 percent of the time in young ACL reconstructions

... ORLANDO, Florida With an estimated 80,000 Anterior cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United States (Source: American Journal of Sports Medicine 2006 ; 9:1512-1532), including recently to ...

BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the OSSAnchor(TM) Grip Nitinol Soft Tissue Anchor

... grasping of soft tissue. The Grip is ideal for upper and lower extremity soft tissue procedures, such as the Achilles tendon reattachment, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and biceps tenodesis. Made of nitinol, a biocompatible alloy possessing shape memory and super- elastic properties, the ...

Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery

... another vexing health problem. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that young women who had surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suffered significant bone loss around the knee even two years later. And that damage was seen even though they had undergone ...

CIT GAP Funds Invests in STR, LLC

... the company reach the next stage of its development." STR, LLC, develops breakthrough technology for soft tissue regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament ("ACL") of the knee. The company plans to introduce its product, called the L-C Ligament(TM), to a market that averages 300,000 ACL ...

Two Michigan Orthopedic Surgeons Pioneer Innovative ACL Surgery with New Benefits for Athletes, Weekend Warriors

... HILLS, Mich., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new, more effective surgery to repair a common sports-related knee injury, the torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), is now available in Michigan. "This innovative technique more accurately recreates an ACL's normal anatomy," explains Dr. John Samani, ....

ACL Tears Worth Fixing in Seniors

... study found that men and women in their 50s and 60s did well after undergoing reconstruction of injured tissues in their knees known as anterior cruciate ligaments. A couple decades ago, surgeons wouldn't have bothered to fix these injuries in people over 50, or even 40. Now, "you're never too old ...

Freeze-dried tendon implants prove effective in early studies

... around which flexor tendon tissue can reorganize as it heals. Such tissue-engineering approaches could significantly improve repair of anterior cruciate ligaments and rotator cuffs as well, researchers said. The study was in a mouse model designed to resemble hard-to-repair flexor tendons in human ...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

... One injury Roush treats regularly is a cruciate ligament rupture, an injury common in large breed ... the femur to bear down heavily on the cranial cruciate ligament, the only ligament opposing the femur as ... too much, the ligament ruptures. Rush likened the cruciate rupture in a dog to a knee injury suffered by ...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

... Users of functional knee braces and neoprene sleeves have similar recoveries from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, according to new research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine at ...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

... before his foot contacted the ground, resulting in an awkward landing, Swanik said. But McNabb is not alone. An estimated 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament injuries occur annually in the United States, mostly in young, healthy, active individuals. According to Swanik, it is not uncommon ...

Sania Mirza Admitted for Treatment of Knee Injury

... to a private hospital here for treatment, which could last// four weeks. Doctors at Apollo Hospitals said Sania, who hurt her knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), would undergo an intense four-week physiotherapy and rehabilitation regimen. "She will be reviewed after four weeks before ...

Are Women Weak in the Knees?

... other joint, in part because of their intricate system of ligaments.// Women are especially prone to knee problems, and they injure the// anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) twice as often as men. Knees & Hips: A Troubleshooting Guide to Knee and Hip Pain, a new report from Harvard Medical School, explains ...
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