Podcast: ACL Research – we talk to global expert Professor Kate Webster

Women’s football is full of talk about an ACL injury ‘epidemic’ – but is this really the case? To help us find answers we were delighted to welcome to the podcast, world-leading ACL injury research expert Professor Kate Webster who is Director of the Sport, Exercise, and Research Focus Area at La Trobe University in…

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Reduced Incidence of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Internal Brace Augmentation 07/23

Background: Revision rates and outcome measures after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with suture tape as an internal brace is not well-documented because of the emerging nature of the technique.Hypothesis: ACLR with internal bracing (IB) would lead to decreased revision ACLR compared with traditional ACLR while exhibiting comparable patient outcomes.Study Design: Cohort study; Level of…

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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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Anatomic Arthroscopic Primary Repair of Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. 05/23

Abstract: Within the last decade, various highly diverse anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) preservation techniques have been proposed, as contemporary selective arthroscopic ACL preservation experienced a resurgence. Among surgical techniques, there are a variety of suturing, fixation, and augmentation methods, whereas a common thread, considering essential anatomic and biomechanical properties, is missing……… Read online here

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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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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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Biomechanical Evaluation of Suture Tape Internal Brace Reinforcement of Soft Tissue Allografts for ACL Reconstruction Using a Porcine Model (May 2022)

Abstract: Background: Internal bracing of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is a newer concept gaining popularity. Purpose/hypothesis: To assess the biomechanical performance of soft tissue ACL reconstruction allografts reinforced with suture tape. It was hypothesized that load to failure would increase and cyclic displacement would decrease at time zero in the constructs reinforced with internal…

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