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China life – cold but competitive

Our sponsored skier Iain Innes has been very busy since his last update so it was great to get this latest bulletin from him. “Since I last updated you I have spent nearly a month training and racing in China, 10 days back in Austria, and a short break visiting my family at home in…

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George’s marvellous Christmas tree

We had our very own special Christmas present in the shape of this fantastic Scottish Invention Christmas Tree! It was made by six-year-old George Deacon who is the son of nurse Julie who works with Professor Mackay, who was incredibly flattered to find that George has put his invention – the InternalBrace – on the…

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Dinner for the Duncan gives the gift of a future to girls

The Duncan Hospital in Bihar is a charity heavily supported by Professor and Jackie Mackay so they enjoyed attending a spectacular fundraising St Andrews Day dinner with friends and family recently. Hosted by EMMS International, the evening was held in the historic and elegant surroundings of The Royal Collage of Physicians in Edinburgh. Everyone enjoyed…

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Baseball’s next miracle surgery

First published in Fansided By Will Caroll “It’s a game changer.” That phrase is often just hype, but when you hear it come from not one, but four of the top orthopedic surgeons in the country, it’s time to take note. True changes in sports medicine come about once in a generation. Tommy John surgery,…

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New anterior cruciate ligament surgery to repair skiing knee injuries

Published in The Telegraph, March 30, 2016 By Daryll Ball It all went horribly wrong last February at the annual magazine ski test in Kühtai, Austria. I was in the resort’s terrain park, went too slow on a 360 – a classic mistake I tell all my coaching students not to do – and landed cleanly…

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Rugby World Cup 2015, big hits making game too dangerous, warn top surgeons

First published in the Sydney Morning Herald, October 14 2015 By Daniel Schofield and Richard Bath Two leading sports surgeons have warned that rugby’s attrition rate is fast becoming unsustainable after statistics showed that the number of players who have had to withdraw from the World Cup through injury has more than doubled. Already 34…

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Hibs’ Farid El Alagui back in the nick of time

Published in the Scotsman, April 21 2015 New op gets El Alagui fit again ahead of play-offs, writes Moira Gordon FROM the minute Farid El Alagui met with the doctors back in August, the Hibernian striker has had one eye on the play-offs. Aware that the swell of contenders for the Championship title could leave…

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Could Alex Dunbar be back in Scotland’s blue sooner than we expect?

From Rugby World, March 25 2015 A revolutionary knee-surgery technique could have been be the answer to Alex Dunbar’s and Scotland’s problems, writes Richard Bath. When strong-running Scotland centre Alex Dunbar damaged his knee two days before the Calcutta Cup, it was a devastating blow for Scottish rugby. Not only did one of the standout…

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