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2009-07-04 11:08:33

A Swiss medical team says its technique for treating torn anterior cruciate ligaments in the knee provides quicker healing and more stability. A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, most often is treated by grafting a tendon from another part of the body.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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