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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:...

2010-08-12 14:26:09

In European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, a new section will be published as of the September issue: Case Series of the month. This series is dedicated to publishing promising studies which have so far only preliminary results. The Case Series reports on no more than 10 patients and includes illustrative images. A Continuing Medical Education question with multiple choice answers is also included to enable readers to earn CME points. The first case...

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2010-03-22 10:45:47

Football players, skiers, tennis players "“ they all fear a crucial ligament rupture. If the knee ligaments are damaged the patient usually has to undergo a surgery to restore the stability of the joint. In the surgical procedure the torn ligament is replaced by a piece of tendon from the leg, which is fixed to the bone by means of an interferential screw. The problem is that the screws are made of titanium. After a certain time the patient has to undergo a further surgery so that the...

2009-07-11 22:54:15

Knee surgery doesn't necessarily cut short a professional football career, a researcher reported at an orthopedic conference in Keystone, Colo., Saturday. Robert H. Brophy, an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine and assistant team physician for the St. Louis Rams, delivered a paper on his study of two new surgeries at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting. He found football players who had...

2009-07-01 10:00:00

New study reports on posterior cruciate ligament treatment options, but investigation is not over ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While major advances have been made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anatomy and reconstruction, a literature review published in the July 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that there must be continued advances in basic science research in order to determine the...

2009-07-01 09:40:00

New study reports on posterior cruciate ligament treatment options, but investigation is not overWhile major advances have been made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anatomy and reconstruction, a literature review published in the July 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that there must be continued advances in basic science research in order to determine the best course of treatment for those with PCL injuries."An...

2009-04-17 12:44:25

Canadian researchers may have answered the puzzle as to why women suffer more knee injuries than men -- it may be due to their monthly hormone cycle. A University of Calgary research project -- a collaboration between kinesiology, engineering and health sciences researchers -- found that not all woman experience knee laxity -- looseness -- at the same time of their menstrual cycle. One of the lead authors Darren Stefanyshyn said female athletes are between two and eight times more likely to...

2009-03-03 18:40:51

Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Michael Redd had successful knee surgery Tuesday to repair a season-ending injury he suffered Jan. 24. After Redd was hurt, an MRI exam revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Redd will immediately begin a rehabilitation course of about six months. The team announced he should be ready for the start of training camp prior to the 2009-10 season. Redd was averaging 21.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7...

2008-12-19 18:49:09

The University of Mississippi has lost point guard Chris Warren for the rest of the 2008-09 basketball season because of a two torn left knee ligaments. The 5-foot-10 inch sophomore from Orlando, Fla., suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a sprained medial meniscus ligament during the last play in Thursday night's 77-68 loss to ninth-ranked Louisville. During a layup, Warren, the Rebels' second-leading scorer, landed hard on the knee and had to be helped off the floor by training...


Latest Ligaments Reference Libraries

Zonules of Zinn
2012-07-01 19:12:34

The Zonules of Zinn, also known as Zinn’s membrane and ciliary zonule, is a ring of fibrous strands connecting the ciliary body with the crystalline lens of the eye. The zonule of Zinn is split into two layers: a thin layer, which lines with the hyaloid fossa, and a thick layer, which is a collection of zonular fibers. Together, these fibers are known as the suspensory ligament of the lens. When color granules are displaced from the Zonules of Zinn, by friction against the lens, the...

Cricothyroid ligament
2012-07-01 19:07:37

The cricothyroid ligament makes up the largest part of the laryngeal membrane, consisting of a median (anterior) and twin lateral ligaments. The median cricothyroid ligament is a flat band of white tissue joining the cricoid and thyroid cartilages. The lateral cricothyroid ligament is also known as the conus elasticus. The main function of the ligament is to keep the cricoid and thyroid from traveling too far. This ligament is cut during emergency cricothyrotomy. Image Caption: Larynx -...

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