Inaugural IBISG meeting in Milan a huge success

We are delighted to report that the inaugural meeting of our independent, InternalBrace International Study Group (IBISG) was a fantastic success. It took place over two days in the beautiful city of Milan in Italy in May 2024 and we were honoured to welcome an incredible faculty from as far afield as Florida as well…

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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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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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DR. PATRICK A. SMITH

MISSOURI, US Dr. Patrick A. Smith received his medical training at the University of Michigan followed by a sports medicine fellowship under Jack C. Hughston. He has practiced focusing on sports medicine at the Columbia Orthopaedic Group in Columbia, Missouri for 37 years. He served as Head Team Physician at the University of Missouri for…

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STEVEN SHIN, M.D., MMSc

LOS ANGELES, US Dr. Steven Shin is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletes’ hand and upper limb injuries. He received his AB, MMSc and MD degrees from Brown University. Dr. Shin completed his residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, followed by a hand surgery fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Shin is…

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PROFESSOR BILL RIBBANS

NORTHAMPTON, UK Professor Bill Ribbans is a Northampton, England, based Orthopaedic surgeon. His training was principally in London with fellowships in Sheffield and Harvard. His clinical interests are predominantly Foot and Ankle and Knee. He is Professor of Sports Medicine at his local university. He has looked after numerous professional and international sports teams and…

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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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