Sports Medicine

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


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.


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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