Sports Medicine

Doctors Experiment With New Way of Fixing the A.C.L.

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.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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