PETER BöTTCHER

Peter Böttcher currently serves as a Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. Graduating as a Veterinarian in 1996, he further established his expertise by becoming a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2004. From 2002 to 2016, Dr. Böttcher held the position of head of…

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THOMAS O. (TOM) CLANTON, MD

CHAIRMAN, COLORADO, US Thomas Clanton, MD, retired December 31, 2020, from his practice of orthopaedic surgery at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. where he was Director of Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine for 11 years. Previously, he was Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at…

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Deficits in Muscle Strength Are Not Seen Following Recovery from Augmented Primary Repair of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. Sep 2023

Objectives: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair for proximal tears, where the ligament is re-attached and augmented with suture tape, can negate the need for graft harvest, thereby maintaining native anatomy. Autograft harvest has been associated with persistent deficits in lower limb muscle strength after recovery from ACL reconstruction. The aim of this study is to…

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Suture-Augmented ACL Repair for Proximal Avulsion or High-Grade Partial Tears Shows Similar Side-to-Side Difference and No Clinical Differences at Two Years Versus Conventional ACL Reconstruction for Mid-Substance Tears or Poor ACL Tissue Quality. July 2023

Purpose: To compare objective and subjective clinical outcomes between suture-augmented anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair (SAACLR) and conventional ACL reconstruction (CACLR) with minimum 2-year follow-up. Methods: In this nonrandomized, prospective study, 30 patients underwent SAACLR for proximal ACL avulsion or high-grade partial ACL tear (Sherman grade 1 or 2) and 30 patients underwent CACLR for proximal one-third/distal two-thirds junction tears and…

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Nursing a Future at The Duncan Hospital, Bihar

News from our sponsored Charity The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust who are soon to begin fundraising in the hope of raising £1,100 every 6 months to open the opportunity to train as a nurse at The Duncan to 2 girls who otherwise, due to impoverished backgrounds, would never be able to consider a career in…

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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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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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DR TROY WATSON

LAS VEGAS, US Dr. Troy Watson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and arthroscopy. After graduating from the University of Southern California, he received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1994 with honors. A one-year surgical internship was then…

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