Patellar Bone-Tendon-Bone Autografts versus Quadriceps Tendon Allograft with Synthetic Augmentation in a Canine Model (2020)

Abstract: Patellar bone-tendon-bone (pBTB) autografts are often considered the “gold standard” for complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and are also associated with significant complications and early-onset knee osteoarthritis (OA). A novel quadriceps tendon allograft with synthetic augmentation, or “internal brace” (QTIB), has been reported to have potential advantages for ACL reconstruction based on animal…

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Primary Repair of the Medial Collateral Ligament with a Double Row Suture Technique and Suture Tape Augmentation for Acute Tibial-Sided Injuries

Abstract: The management of medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries has evolved during the past 30 years. Most heal reliably with conservative management. The treatment of MCL sprains with concomitant other ligamentous injuries continues to be controversial. Surgical management of chronic laxity of the medial structures can be quite difficult, and therefore anatomic repair of the…

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Former patient takes part in Ben Nevis rescue

Many of you will have read recently about the amazing rescue of 4 people who were stuck on the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, in winter blizzards wearing only trainers and with no proper equipment – not even a map. The group was stuck on steep ground near the top of the mountain. As we…

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