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Latest Anterior cruciate ligament Stories

2014-03-24 23:00:07

Research led by doctors from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center finds that universal neuromuscular training—which focuses on the optimal way to bend, jump, land, and pivot the knee—is an effective and inexpensive way for adolescent athletes to avoid anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains and tears. The findings were presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on March 14, 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2014...

2014-03-21 12:24:15

AKRON, Ohio, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's well known that female athletes suffer up to eight times more painful, season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than their male counterparts. Now researchers from Akron Children's Hospital and the University of Akron believe genes may explain the difference. Their study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, identified differences in genetic material of ACL tissue of young men...

2014-03-15 23:01:41

Researchers presented results today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans that adolescents who have an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction are more likely to demonstrate osteoarthritic changes later in life. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Researchers presented results today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans that adolescents who have an Anterior...

2014-03-14 00:23:03

Cost to implement program approximately $1.25 per player NEW ORLEANS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As youth participation in high-demand sports such as football, basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in teens and young adults. New research presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that universal neuromuscular training for...

2014-03-12 08:29:40

Patent Covers Bioabsorbable Device for Affixing Graft to Bone in ACL Reconstruction BATON ROUGE, La., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesa Medical, Inc., announced today the issuance of a US patent that covers a pioneering device designed to aid surgeons performing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and to improve patient outcomes after surgery. Patent number 8,603,115 is for invention of the GraftGrab(TM), a novel device to fix an ACL graft with a single fluid motion...

2014-02-04 12:24:11

Doctors Concerned about Rising Number of Athletes with ACL injuries CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the hopes of many, Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn recently announced her withdrawal from the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games after a string of injuries to her anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, a ligament that provides rotation stability to the knee. World champion ski jumper Sara Hendrickson also had ACL surgery but is hoping for an injury-free gold medal performance this...

2014-02-04 08:35:33

Shape memory polymer device simplifies and streamlines ACL reconstruction ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced the company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its ExoShape(®) Femoral Soft Tissue Fastener for use in soft tissue graft fixation on the femoral side of the knee joint during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery. Set to launch this...

2014-01-16 23:26:45

James Lubowitz MD breaks down the four basic components of knee arthroscopy in his newly released arthroscopic knee surgery video. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Albuquerque knee specialist Dr. James Lubowitz provides educational resources for patients researching injuries and treatments related to the knee. As both a practicing orthopedic specialist and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Dr. Lubowitz emphasizes the...

2013-11-27 23:02:45

Sports Reaction Center, a Bellevue sports physical therapy center, uses NASA-produced technology to help athletes successfully return to their respective sports. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 With the National Football League (NFL) season in full swing, staying in prime physical condition is of the utmost importance for players—but unfortunately for those athletes, they are becoming increasingly vulnerable to a common injury: a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which is...

2013-11-24 23:02:10

SRO now offering a comprehensive approach to orthopaedic knee conditions. Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), a collaborative team of multi-specialist orthopedic surgeons and experienced physical and occupational therapists work together to bring the best outcomes to patients suffering from knee injuries. It’s not only professional athletes who are vulnerable to debilitating knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears – it...