By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
Anterior cruciate ligaments often tear on the sports field, and after a complete rupture, they are notoriously hard to get to heal.
On Wednesday, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital announced that they have succeeded in reconnecting A.C.L.s in 10 patients using a novel technique.
Their preliminary results at three months suggest that healing an original A.C.L. without the usual grafts may be a viable option in the future.
Experts were intrigued but cautious.