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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Women in Healthcare Awards – Winners Announced

Professor and Jackie Mackay were delighted to recently attend the EMMS International hosted Elsie Inglis Charity Ball at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. This was an evening celebrating the achievements of women in healthcare and to announce the winners of the Global Women in Healthcare Awards. These prestigious awards was launched by Scotland’s…

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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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Mackay Clinic office Christmas dates 23-24

Please note that our office will be closed from December 22nd to January 2nd, 2024 (Inclusive). Our office re-opens on January 3rd, 2024. During these dates, if you have any clinical concerns then please get in touch with the hospital direct Ross Hall Kings Park Best wishes from the Mackay Clinic team.

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Inspiring trustee visit to The Duncan Hospital, Bihar

Prof Mackay has been operating in a different theatre this week – as a trustee of our supported charity The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust he has been in India on a visit to The Duncan Hospital in Bihar, catching up on the progress of some of the projects and staff sponsorships that the charity funds.…

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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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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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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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