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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...

2014-03-12 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...

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...

2013-08-14 08:31:15

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soft Tissue Regeneration, Inc., an early-stage orthopedic device company, announced today that it was issued U.S. Patent 8,486,143, which relates to the L-C Ligament®, a device for soft tissue regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. Invented by Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., the L-C Ligament® is a bioresorbable scaffold that is designed to regenerate knee ligament tissue after ACL reconstruction surgery....

2013-07-09 12:27:39

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soft Tissue Regeneration, Inc. announced the enrollment of its first patient in a clinical trial of the company's L-C Ligament®, a bioresorbable scaffold for soft tissue regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. The patient was implanted at Isala Klinieken in Zwolle, The Netherlands, by a team led by Dr. Kees van Egmond and supervised by Drs. Robert Arciero and Robert Stanton of the United States. The implant...

2013-03-21 16:00:03

Hospital for Special Surgery study also sheds light on best candidates for the surgery A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that a surgical procedure known as the "docking technique" to repair a torn elbow ligament in teenage athletes yielded favorable results. The outcomes were better than those in previously published reports on reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also known as Tommy John surgery, in this age group and may be attributed to...

2013-03-21 08:27:01

Hospital for Special Surgery study also sheds light on best candidates for the surgery NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that a surgical procedure known as the "docking technique" to repair a torn elbow ligament in teenage athletes yielded favorable results. The outcomes were better than those in previously published reports on reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also known as Tommy John surgery, in this...

2013-03-14 23:02:54

Five Skechers torn ligament lawsuits filed by Wright & Schulte contend that the plaintiffs tore major ligaments and tendons, including those in their knees, shoulders and ankles, allegedly due to the fundamentally dangerous design of Skechers Shape-Ups. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm, has filed multiple Skechers torn ligament lawsuits on behalf of consumers throughout the U.S. who have sustained torn ligaments and tendons in their...

2013-01-09 20:20:36

How to avoid an RG3-like ACL or related knee injury ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III underwent surgery on his right knee to repair a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) - both common injuries for professional athletes as well as individuals participating in general fitness activities. With millions of Americans embarking on New Year's fitness regiments, how do...


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Palmar radiocarpal ligament
2012-07-01 19:10:04

The palmar radiocarpal ligament, also known as the anterior ligament, volar radiocarpal ligament, is a broad membranous band attached above to the anterior margin of the lower end of the radius and to the front of the lower end of the ulna. The ligament’s fibers pass downward and medialward to be inserted into the volar surfaces of the scaphoid, lunate, and triangular bones; some of the fibers continue on to the capitate. The palmar radiocarpal ligament is perforated by apertures for the...

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