• Great return to Beaver Creek with the Internal Brace
  • Internal Brace truly international at ESSKA 2018
  • The Big Easy experiences change of pace when the Academy came to town for AAOS2018
  • Bioknee2018 a great success
  • Exciting Internal Brace news from Ortho innovation and technology forum, Florida
  • Scotland squad take on great rivals England and produce a winner
  • Internal Brace winner in 2017 Sports Technology Awards
  • Internal Brace helps Jai Quitongo return to score wonder goal
  • Internal Brace surgery helps decathlete return to sport
  • Warm welcome in Sacramento
  • A fond farewell....
  • AAOS 2017 is big success
Great return to Beaver Creek with the Internal Brace

Great return to Beaver Creek with the Internal Brace

It was an honour to be invited to join the distinguished Faculty at the Beaver Creek Foot and Ankle meeting in Colorado. Over 150 attended including some of the top US Foot and Ankle surgeons. This included experts from California, Vegas, Chicago, New York and Alabama. It was convened by Dr Tom Clanton, a world renowned Orthopaedic… Continue Reading

Internal Brace truly international at ESSKA 2018

Internal Brace truly international at ESSKA 2018

Last week Professor Mackay attended the ESSKA Congress 2018 (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) which took place in Glasgow. This major event, held every 2 years, brings leading players together so they can learn the latest techniques and research from each other. There are scientific papers, demonstrations of surgical techniques, discussions,… Continue Reading

The Big Easy experiences change of pace when the Academy came to town for AAOS2018

The Big Easy experiences change of pace when the Academy came to town for AAOS2018

Professor Mackay has just attended the worlds biggest orthopaedic meeting, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons, #AAOS2018 which took place last week in New Orleans, Louisiana and which managed to fill a convention centre which seemed to be the size of Scotland. Professor Mackay reports that the trade fair was absolutely… Continue Reading

Bioknee2018 a great success

Bioknee2018 a great success

Professor Mackay very much enjoyed attending and presenting at the UK Biological Knee Society meeting today (02/02/18) He was there talking about how multi ligament repair with the Internal Brace is transforming the face of sports surgery around the world. He was also delighted to share the podium with world famous expert on the Biologics… Continue Reading

Internal Brace winner in 2017 Sports Technology Awards

Internal Brace winner in 2017 Sports Technology Awards

It is always great to see the Internal Brace in the news and even better to see it recognised as one of the winners recently announced in the Orthopedics This Week annual awards for the ‘Top Ten Best Sports Medicine Technolgies for 2017’ Orthopedics This Week say ‘that this annual award rewards inventors, engineering teams,… Continue Reading

Internal Brace helps Jai Quitongo return to score wonder goal

Internal Brace helps Jai Quitongo return to score wonder goal

Rising star, Jai Quitongo was injured when he collided with a goal keeper in a competitive match for Morton FC. The keeper’s elbow accidentally struck the outside of Jai’s knee resulting in serious injury to the joint as it collapsed medially. Fortunately it was possible for Professor Mackay to repair his ACL with an Internal… Continue Reading

Internal Brace surgery helps decathlete return to sport

Internal Brace surgery helps decathlete return to sport

It was fantastic to hear again this week from decathlete Tom Chandler who some of you may remember was treated by Professor Mackay with Internal Brace surgery to repair a ruptured ACL. Tom was delighted that this method allowed him to fast track his rehab and to be back competing ore quickly than a conventional… Continue Reading

Warm welcome in Sacramento

Warm welcome in Sacramento

On a recent visit to the US Professor Mackay arrived in the rain to teach IB techniques to Residents and Faculty members at Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, part of the University of California. Professor Mackay received a very warm welcome at this one of the leading trauma centres in the USA. While there he… Continue Reading

A fond farewell….

A fond farewell….

After 13 years with The MacKay Clinic, Janie, our office powerhouse, waved farewell recently and skipped off to savour the joys of retirement. Enticed away from the NHS 13 years ago, Janie came on board to help set up and run our office, helping shape The MacKay Clinic in her own way. Efficient and organised… Continue Reading

AAOS 2017 is big success

AAOS 2017 is big success

Professor Mackay has been enjoying attending the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego which has been a tremendous success attracting over 10,000 Orthopaedic surgeons from around the world. He is delighted to be explaining how the InternalBrace is helping to shape future improvements in care. Above: Paul Mackin of Arthrex reflecting on amazing internalBrace… Continue Reading

Orthopaedic innovation and technology forum 2017

Orthopaedic innovation and technology forum 2017

Florida hosted a packed technology forum attracting 400 invited delegates from the leading sports surgery centers in the US. Key research that is changing orthopaedics and dictating future practice was shared. The role of the anterolateral ligament was confidently presented by the world’s leading expert Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, the advantages of hand held ultrasound in clinical… Continue Reading

2016 finishes on a high for the Internal Brace

2016 finishes on a high for the Internal Brace

The end of 2016 saw Professor Mackay attending three meetings about the InternalBrace the first in Oslo, Norway at a ‘Distal Extremities and Sports’ meeting Here one of the topics of discussion was how the InternalBrace is enhancing patient experience and it was a delight to witness a lot of interest from enthusiastic young surgeons.… Continue Reading

InternalBrace on tour, June 2016

InternalBrace on tour, June 2016

Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Orange County and San Diego It has been very flattering to hear about the international interest in the Internal Brace and its potential to transform the patient’s experience. This was highlighted when I was invited to present at a series of educational meeting with leading North American surgeons. Not only did I… Continue Reading

Gearing up for the coming season

Gearing up for the coming season

It’s August 2016 and it is time to catch up with our sponsored skier Iain Innes It’s been longer than I intended since my last update, sorry for that. I have been very busy working to make myself the best athlete I can be for the coming season. Since last season ended, I have been out training both… Continue Reading

UEFA post poor outcomes and high failure rates for ACL reconstruction in elite soccer players

UEFA post poor outcomes and high failure rates for ACL reconstruction in elite soccer players

A recent UEFA study has challenged the traditional approach to treating anterior-cruciate knee ligament injuries, highlighting alarming failure rates for elite soccer players and a worrying economic impact for their clubs. The report, which was compiled over the past 14 years, says that after up to a year on the sidelines in costly rehab, more… Continue Reading

Munich Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation Forum

Munich Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation Forum

The Munich Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation Forum took place in May 2016. Professor Mackay was delighted to attend this excellent forum for experts from throughout Europe. The packed program allowed us to share ideas and experience on a wide range of topics from Internal Bracing to biologics and stem cells. Crisp, short summary presentations were… Continue Reading

American Academy Orlando Florida 2016

American Academy Orlando Florida 2016

The American Academy was once again a huge success and remains the world’s biggest Orthopaedic meeting with a reported 30,000 attending to hear about the latest innovations and breakthroughs in Orthopaedics including Sports Medicine. It was fantastic to see the increasing awareness and acceptance of internal bracing as a new approach to ligament healing. Every… Continue Reading

Guests sparkle in the rain at dance in aid of mother and babies at the Duncan

Guests sparkle in the rain at dance in aid of mother and babies at the Duncan

On a wet evening in November 2015, the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, was transported to a much warmer climate. The EMMS International Duncan Dinner saw 150 guests enjoy Indian themed food and entertainment. Special speeches were heard from Dr Philip Finny from Duncan Hospital in Raxual, Bihar, India and Professor Gordon Mackay, long-time supporter… Continue Reading

Cole back on court following Internal Brace surgery

Cole back on court following Internal Brace surgery

We got some great feedback here at the Mackay Clinic for the start of 2016. We heard from Wiemi Douoguih, MD – Medical Director at MedStar Sports Medicine in Washington who sent this press link over about young aspiring high school basketball player, Cole Robinson, of the Thompson Valley Eagles. Cole is back playing just 4.5… Continue Reading