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2014-07-31 16:26:07

CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alarmed by skyrocketing numbers of athletes with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and sports medicine physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) are urging coaches and athletic directors to institute anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, injury screenings for all young athletes and prevention programs for those more vulnerable to ACL injuries. The ACL is a ligament that connects the...

2014-07-11 23:05:32

Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study being presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting suggests that identification and patient education regarding modifiable risk factors may minimize the chance of a future ACL tear. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study...

2014-03-12 08:31:47

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces the launch of the JOURNEY(TM) II Cruciate Retaining (CR) knee replacement at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans today. The new implant extends the JOURNEY II Total Knee System to procedures that preserve the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which accounts for approximately half of all knee replacement procedures....

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...

2013-11-07 23:30:03

This two-part study on the posterior cruciate ligament - PCL injuries and PCL reconstruction - by Dr. Robert LaPrade found that double bundle PCL reconstruction more closely represented a stable functioning knee. Vail, Colorado (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Colorado knee specialist Robert LaPrade MD, PhD recently completed a two-part study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine on the anatomy and treatment of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The first study was entitled:...

2013-11-05 10:31:43

Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously undescribed ligament in the human knee. The ligament appears to play an important role in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Despite successful ACL repair surgery and rehabilitation, some patients with ACL-repaired knees continue to experience so-called 'pivot shift', or episodes where the knee 'gives way' during activity. For the last four years, orthopaedic surgeons Dr Steven Claes and...

2012-08-28 23:00:57

"ACL injury is now treated at The Center for Regenerative Medicine," Dr. A.J. Farshchian MD announced earlier today. (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 "ACL injury is now treated at The Center for Regenerative Medicine," Dr. A.J. Farshchian MD announced earlier today. "ACL injury is one of the most common problems involving the knee joint and Sports injuries; Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (also called the ACL) is one of four ligaments that are important to the...

2012-08-03 23:00:57

KORT Physical Therapists work with patients to prevent painful ACL injuries. “Done for the season.” These are words every athlete fears. Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL injuries are among the most painful season ending injuries in sport. The best way to prevent this season ending, potentially career ending injury is through education and ACL injury prevention training. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 “Done for the season.” These are words every athlete fears....

2012-07-16 14:04:44

Army researchers made a surprising discovery while examining the impact of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear (a common knee injury), on four serum biomarkers associated with cartilage health. The researchers found that pre-injury concentrations for all but one of the four serum biomarkers studied were associated with the subsequent likelihood of ACL injury. The findings were presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). "We...


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