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

... for Clinical Science "Anterior Cruciate ligament Rupture in Patients with Significant Growth ... the risks of delaying anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in pediatric patients and ... composite to an anterior cruciate ligament graft at the time of surgery was more successful ...

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

... New study reports on posterior cruciate ligament treatment options, but investigation is not over ... made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anatomy and reconstruction, a literature ... PCL injuries. "An ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament ) tear is an injury of instability; a PCL tear ...

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

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

Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting

... Friday, June 19 Anterior Sacrospinous ligament Fixation Associated with Paravaginal Repair Using ... and anatomical risks after anterior sacrospinous ligament fixation associated with paravaginal repair using ... Bilateral Anterior Sacrospinous ligament Suspension Associated with a Paravaginal Repair ...

Growing Preference for Composite Materials in Shoulder Fixation and Knee Ligament Reconstruction Markets

... Composite segments of shoulder fixation and knee ligament reconstruction markets to grow at rates above 50% ... materials in both shoulder fixation and knee ligament reconstruction. Each composite device market ... composite interference screw segment of the knee ligament reconstruction market over the next five years." ...

3T MRI can detect wrist ligament tears, possibly eliminating need for invasive arthroscopy

... wrist at 3T is an effective way to detect wrist ligament tears and in some cases can avoid unnecessary ... things that may be pain generators instead of ligament tears," he said. "Ligament tears are very ... 40% of all people over age 40 have some type of ligament tear," said Dr. Magee. "Trauma, wear and tear and ...

Facet joint effusion and interspinal ligament edema: major sources of lower back pain

... of fluid in the spinal joints) and interspinal ligament edema (swelling of the interspinal ligaments) are ... facet joint effusion, 85.5%, and interspinal ligament swelling, 80.6%," according to Nefise Cagla ... that cause facet joint effusion and interspinal ligament swelling," said Dr. Tarhan. ...

Elbow Injuries on Rise Among Young Athletes

... ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL. It's a tiny ligament -- just a half-inch long -- that's crucial to ... something, Cain said. In some cases, the ligament tears or becomes stretched out. "The patient ... Surgeons typically replace the damaged ligament ...

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

... -- With an estimated 80,000 Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the ... Tiger Woods, choosing the best replacement ligament for surgery is one key to success. A study ... repair a torn ACL, a surgeon replaces the damaged ligament with a new one, either from a cadaver or the ...

ACL Reconstruction With Cadaver Tissue Risky in Younger Patients

... for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may have a failure rate as high as 24 ... The choices for reconstruction include a ligament from the patellar-tendon bone, the hamstring tendons or a ligament from a cadaver. For this study, 64 patients ...

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

... -- With an estimated 80,000 Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United ... Tiger Woods, choosing the best replacement ligament for surgery is one key to success. A study ... repair a torn ACL, a surgeon replaces the damaged ligament with a new one, either from a cadaver or the ...

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

... With an estimated 80,000 Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United ... Tiger Woods, choosing the best replacement ligament for surgery is one key to success. A study ... repair a torn ACL, a surgeon replaces the damaged ligament with a new one, either from a cadaver or the ...

Saving teeth by using periodontal ligament regeneration

... has studied the regeneration of the periodontal ligament by use of tissue engineering. The 3D in vitro ... to be promising for regenerating periodontal ligament and may also prove valuable for restoring tendons ... elsewhere in the body. The periodontal ligament forms a flexible connection between the tooth ...

Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery

... Prevention of ligament injuries is key, experts say ... who play sports are prone to tearing the knee ligament that connects the thighbone to the shinbone. ... who had surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suffered significant bone loss around the ...

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

... 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 ... 1990s. That's when the team designed a cruciate ligament using braided polyester; however, the material ...

New insights into inflammation in osteoarthritis

... the enthesis, which is the attachment site of ligament or tendon to bone as being a potential driving ... Intrigued by the potential role of tendon or ligament attachment sites in synovitis, Professors Michael ... function of SECs, researchers collected ligament and tendon attachment samples from 60 cadavers, ...

'69 New York Jets Continue Their Winning Ways

... Nicholas said.) Players who suffered knee ligament injury during their football careers were at ... to those 24 of 36 players who had suffered a ligament tear or other knee injury. "Those people who didn't have ligament injuries had a relatively low incidence of the ...

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

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

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain

... bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and ... When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates the tendon or ligament causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result ...

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

... /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year more than 300,000 Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) tears occur in the United States. According to information released ... is because you do not have the strength back in your leg and the repaired ligament is not strong enough," said Dr. Johnson. "Coming back too early is a real ...

1 in 10 Ex-NFL Players Used Steroids, Poll Reports

... anabolic or androgenic steroids raises a player's risk of suffering joint, ligament and cartilage injuries throughout the body. "As we studied retired NFL ... 12.7 percent of players, the researchers reported. In addition to joint ligament and cartilage injuries, players who took steroids also had higher rates of ...

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

... community prevention approach to decrease non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among female high school athletes is working, and as a result, ... the last 15 years, ankle sprains have decreased by 86 percent while knee ligament injuries have increased by 172 percent. Much speculation exists on ...

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

Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Insights on Olympians

... specializes in bone mineral density and the knee in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-injured patients. She can talk about ACL reconstruction in teens and ... Michael Stuart, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, can discuss arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction and partial knee replacement. He has also presented ...

Dramatic increase in 'Tommy John' surgery in young patients cause for concern

... dangerous." "Tommy John" surgery is a procedure where a damaged elbow ligament (Ulnar Collateral ligament or UCL) is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. The surgery ...

Dramatic Increase in 'Tommy John' Surgery in Young Patients Cause for Concern

... “Tommy John” surgery is a procedure where a damaged elbow ligament (Ulnar Collateral ligament or UCL) is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. The surgery ...

Knee Injuries Main Cause of HS Sports Surgeries

... soccer and basketball. The most common knee injuries were: incomplete ligament tears; contusions; complete ligament tears; torn cartilage; fractures/dislocations; and muscle tears. The ...

First of its kind study compares high school knee injuries by sport and gender

... rates of knee injury. The most common knee injuries were incomplete ligament tears, contusions, complete ligament tears, torn cartilage, fractures/dislocations and muscle tears. Knee ...

CIT GAP Funds Invests in STR, LLC

... technology for soft tissue regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament ("ACL") of the knee. The company plans to introduce its product, called ... to address by stabilizing the knee and encouraging the regeneration of ligament tissue, resulting in faster, better healing and greater odds of making a ...

Exercise is healthy for mom and child during pregnancy

... her fetus. These past concerns included a focus on normal changes related to musculoskeletal health that occur during pregnancy, such as increased ligament laxity, weight gain and change in the center of gravity. Today, some physicians continue to advise their pregnant patients to ease back on exercise ...

Exercise Is Healthy for Mom and Child During Pregnancy

... her fetus. These past concerns included a focus on normal changes related to musculoskeletal health that occur during pregnancy, such as increased ligament laxity, weight gain and change in the center of gravity. Today, some physicians continue to advise their pregnant patients to ease back on exercise ...

Cheerleading is Leading Cause of Catastrophic Injury in Young Women

... "If you look at cheerleading injuries, most of them are still more the common types of things that we should think about - muscle strains or pulls, ligament injuries, tendon injuries," Miller Bohn says. "The concern is that there are certainly a fair number of increasingly severe injuries." Because ...

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement

... 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 arthritic knees. ...

Tennis Elbow, Shin Splints and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Could Be a Thing of the Past Due to New Efforts with Sports Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

... plasma with concentrated platelets. These platelets include bioactive proteins that initiate connective tissue healing such as bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair. PRP can be injected in tendons and ligaments all over the body, which can help with sports injuries and more specific ...

Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

... eight-fold higher risk of sustaining ACL injuries compared to males," Ganley said. An ACL tear can lead to a cascade of other problems, including ligament tears around the knee. In the past, surgeons chose to wait to repair ACL injuries if athletes were under age 15. The theory was that they should ...

Type of Knee Surgery Makes Difference in Football Career

... 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, new ...

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

... 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. Additionally, Dr. ...

Hip Arthroscopy Procedures to Soar Through 2013

... value over the next five years." MRG's US Markets for Arthroscopy Devices 2009 report covers the markets for shoulder suture anchors, knee ligament reconstruction, powered shaver disposables, radiofrequency (RF) probes, fluid management disposables, meniscus repair devices, arthroscopes, rotator ...

LifeNet Health Launches Sports Medicine Bio-Implants

... with Arthrex, Inc., has released the KinetiGraft Tendon, the Triple Bundle Tendon and Rotator Cuff bio-implant, all offering new options for ligament and tendon reconstruction. LifeNet Health's new biomedical implants offer sports medicine physicians another alternative in repairing patient ...

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

... 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 Shetty. ...
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