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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Editorial Commentary: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair or Reconstruction With Internal Bracing, for Properly Indicated Patients, Is Safe, Biocompatible, and Biomimetic

Abstract: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with internal bracing (IB)—and ACL repair with IB when indicated—reduces graft or repair failure. IB is safe and protects ligament reconstructions and repairs. The IB construct should not be misunderstood as a synthetic ligament. To be effective, suture tape must be independently secured with the knee in full extension,…

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Clinical and basic science evidence supports the use of suture tape augmentation of PCL reconstruction

Abstract: Though isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries can often be treated successfully without surgical intervention, in the setting of persistent instability or multiligamentous knee injury, PCL reconstruction is indicated. PCL reconstructions have often resulted in persistent postoperative laxity. Recent research suggests there may be a role for suture tape augmented grafts, which have demonstrated…

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New Docu-Vid: Faster Recovery after ACL Injury for female footballers

In women’s football headlines seem to be dominated by ACL injury, to the point some are labelling it an epidemic. But is this the case and can InternalBrace repair surgery offer hope to players for a faster recovery? Professor Mackay, who is a leading expert in the field of ACL surgery sees many sportspeople who…

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Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Independently Tensioned Suture Tape Augmentation at 5-Year Follow-up

Background: Reconstruction using autograft remains the gold standard surgical treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. However, up to 10% to 15% of patients will suffer a graft failure in the future. Cadaveric studies have demonstrated that the addition of suture tape augmentation to ACL autograft constructs can increase graft strength and reduce elongation under…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Accelerated Rehabilitation with InternalBrace™ Augmentation in a Professional Footballer. July 23

Abstract: Introduction: Interest in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair has been increasing as an alternative to traditional reconstructive techniques and encouraging results have been demonstrated using internal bracing with suture tape augmentation (FiberTape®, Arthrex, Naples, Florida). ACL repair is challenging if the rupture is mid-substance or distal. We describe the case of a hybrid ACL…

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ADAM STOKES SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST

SCOTLAND, UK Adam Stokes is a Sports Physiotherapist with over eleven years of experience working as a clinician and medical department lead at some of the biggest clubs in Scottish Football, as well as working with the Scottish National Team. Gained a Master’s degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath in 2017, completing…

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JAMES MCWILLIAM MD

NEW YORK, US James R. McWilliam, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. His treatment philosophy stresses conservative management and, if non-operative treatment fails, he applies an evidence-based approach to surgical correction and repair. An emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, when applicable, frequently returns his patients to an active lifestyle…

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BRUCE A LEVY, MD

MINNESOTA, US Doctor Levy was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and received his medical degree from the University of Montreal. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Doctor Levy holds the…

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