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We will be keeping our blog updated with interesting pieces by Professor Mackay or guests and will be taking about the latest on the InternalBrace, remarkable patient stories and technological innovations

Congratulations to Reece Wilson – new World Champion

All of us at The Mackay Clinic would like to send huge congratulations to Reece Wilson DH athlete on becoming the 2020 Men’s UCI Downhill World Champion in what looked like some really taxing weather conditions in Austria. Reece previously had his shoulder AC joint InternallyBraced by Professor Mackay after separating it in a high-speed…

Family ties to Scottish company involved in battle to beat COVID-19

Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services, a Life Sciences company based in Stirling which was founded in 2011 by Professor Mackay’s brother Colin MacKay, has signed a supply agreement with AstraZeneca to provide sterile manufacture of a Covid 19 vaccine, known as AZD1222. Symbiosis will provide AstraZeneca, who have signed a licensing agreement with Oxford University, fast-track access…

ACL repair augmented with the InternalBrace – a look at the 5-year results

The Mackay Clinic recently presented its five-year-study results of ACL repair augmented with the InternalBrace at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (These have now been submitted for publishing). We asked Professor Mackay exactly what the results show and about some of the differences between ACL repair augmented with the…

Nikki is riding high!

Great to see this super piece in Scottish Rider about former patient Nikki Corstorphine. Some of you may remember seeing our video of her story after she suffered a bad fall from a bucking horse and sustained a horrendous knee injury. She subsequently had all the ligaments in her knee InternallyBraced in a multi-ligament operation.…

How InternalBrace Ligament Augmentation has changed David Pedowitz MDs practice

It is always great to hear that fellow surgeons find that the InternalBrace technique is able to help them change their practice and allow their patients an accelerated recovery. In this video David Pedowitz MD discusses just this, including the case of an ex-forces veteran patient who, prior to InternalBrace surgery in both ankles, needed…

AAOS 2019: The days of straightforward human joinery have been left behind

In the first of our Mackay Clinic Blogs, Professor Mackay looks back at the highlights of AAOS2019 which gave him a great opportunity to talk to surgeons from all over the world who are finding that the InternalBrace is transforming their practices and patient care.