The Doctor Tom Brady and Leonardo DiCaprio call when they get hurt

Zach Helfand/NewYorker: If you spend enough time in certain circles in Los Angeles, you might get the impression that the most popular person in town is Neal ElAttrache. Officially, ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute for sports medicine. Unofficially, there are people who regard him as a village miracle man. One…

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A Scottish man cycles from Glasgow to Munich for the European Championships

Max Becker/asb zeitung/13/06/24: Go on a journey – A Scottish man cycles from Glasgow to Munich for the European Championships. The Scottish biker Ethan Walker had to travel the longest distance out of all those headed to the European Championship’s kick-off event in Munich: He cycled from Glasgow to Bavaria, covering an estimated 1200 kilometers….…

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Tartan Army assemble for day that has been 26 years in the making

Michael Grant/The Times/14/06/24 The Tartan Army mustered only about 600 members for the odyssey to their infamous World Cup in Argentina in 1978. Four years later came the Scotland support’s first mass mobilisation overseas, when nearly 20,000 went to Spain ’82, including those who turned up for the game against the Soviet Union with a…

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They’ve nearly Made it to Munich!

Well, what started as a crazy idea to cycle to Munich from Glasgow for Scotland’s opening match of the Euros has become a reality for the Make it to Munich cycle squad. Four football-mad fans – Prof Gordon Mackay, filmmaker Martyn Robertson, tartan army fan Stephen Collie, and exceptional teenager survivor Ethan Walker are nearly…

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FROM SCOTLAND TO MUNICH VIA THE FOHLENWELT

After recovering from a serious accident, young Scot Ethan Walker is now aiming to cycle to the opening game of the EUROs in Munich. The 18-year-old’s journey also took him to the FohlenWelt. Ethan Walker was dealt a cruel twist of fate eight months ago. The talented young footballer from Scotland was in New York…

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Scotland fan Ethan Walker cycles to Munich after incredible health recovery

Scotland fan Ethan Walker cycles to Munich after incredible health recovery A small team of Tartan Army foot-soldiers have decided to cycle to Euro24 in Munich to help Scotland-daft, young footballer, Ethan Walker realise his dream. Ethan Walker might just be the most committed Scotland fan there is. He’s preparing to cycle 1200km to watch…

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Cycling UK member joins inspirational footballer on a mission to Munich

Football-obsessed Cycling UK member Stephen Collie is set to fulfil a long-held dream this summer as he joins a group of Scotland fans on an international bikepacking challenge from Glasgow to Munich for the start of the Euro 2024 championships Stephen Collie, 47, from Airth, Stirling, is set to team up with inspirational teenage Scottish…

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Ethan Walker: The boy with the unbreakable spirit

In the coming weeks, we’ll hear stories of the Tartan Army on the move. There will be some epic yarns about Scotland fans making their way to Munich for 14 June, when Steve Clarke’s men take on the host nation in the Euro 2024 opener. Of all the folk who’ll descend on Germany, it’s unlikely…

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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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