Revolutionising Sports Surgery: InternalBrace ACL Method marks significant advance, new paper shows

A recently published landmark ACL paper explains why the InternalBrace technique is transforming sports surgery. The authors are, Professor Gordon Mackay, fellow IBISG member Graeme Hopper and William Wilson. The editorial in the latest edition of the Arthroscopy Journal asked the question, “Why would surgeons not choose to protect all ACL reconstructions?” The latest evidence…

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Knee Deep – all that’s new from the Warsaw Joint Congress 2023

Professor Mackay was delighted to be invited recently to join The Faculty at the 10th Anniversary Congress of Joint Preservation in Warsaw. Once again organised by Konrad Slynarski and Jacek Walawski it pulled together the experiences not only of International experts but also from a local Faculty as well. The anterior knee and patellofemoral joint…

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Rangers’ Scott Wright – my ACL rupture and recovery

Watching Rangers winger Scott Wright today play his usual fast, attacking game you would never guess that in his Aberdeen FC days, he suffered every footballer’s nightmare – a ruptured ACL.  Joining us in this episode alongside Scott is Adam Stokes who was club Physio at the time and played a huge role in Scott’s…

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The modern-day ACL surgeon’s armamentarium should include multiple surgical approaches – Letter to the Editor

Following publication of a recent ACL survey, multi-authors, including Professor Mackay write that future surveys include a “complete representation of the surgical (primary repair, augmentation, and reconstruction), and non-surgical options to treat the ACL injured patient”.This open letter to the Editor was published in ISAKOS Journal Read the full Letter here with links to all…

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Marathon Man’s Achilles rupture recovery

Patient Story: Absolutely loved getting these photos into the office this morning. Former patient Richard Hamilton after completing the Paris Marathon 2023 in a highly respectable sub-5 hour time. What makes this a really remarkable achievement though is the fact that Richard had InternalBrace surgery with Prof Mackay on a ruptured Achilles just 24 weeks…

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Source: 49ers QB Brock Purdy has torn UCL in right elbow

Nick Wagoner – ESPN Staff Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. — An offseason that already figured to have plenty of quarterback-centric questions for the San Francisco 49ers now has even more. In the first quarter of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Niners rookie quarterback Brock Purdy suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that…

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Meet the player-turned-professor revolutionising ACL surgery

The Athletic By Jordan Campbell 11/01/23 In his green and blue chequered kilt, Professor Gordon Mackay was proclaimed the ‘Godfather’ by Brazil’s national-team surgeon Dr Moises Cohen. The Scot had been invited out to Sao Paulo to explain his groundbreaking internal brace (IB) technique to leading South American surgeons who work in the football world,…

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Good news as we launch into 2022

A very Happy New Year to everyone. We are starting the new year with good news as more clinical InternalBrace research papers are published. Both of these relate to the knee. The first looks in detail at the outcome of a severe multi-ligament knee injury. Taking this extreme case the paper debates that InternalBrace surgery…

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