Biloine W. Young • Mon, February 9th, 2015
Craig Della Valle, M.D., a hip and knee replacement surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, is recruiting patients for a new total knee replacement procedure that preserves the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Most standard knee replacement surgeries remove the ACL. Della Valle is performing this study to learn if this ACL-preserving knee implant design will give patients a knee that feels more normal and natural because it is more stable. To be considered, patients must have knee arthritis, an intact ACL, good range of motion and be within a normal weight range.
The ACL is located in the middle of the knee and prevents the shin bone from moving out of position in front of the thigh bone. It also prevents hyperextension of the knee, limits excessive rotation and helps alleviate excess stress on the knee. Those interested in the study should contact Jane Garcia: 312-432-2418.