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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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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Sporting an Injury? My journey into Sports Surgery

Professor Mackay was delighted to be a contributor to the 40th-anniversary edition of The Bulletin magazine from the Royal College of Surgeons England: From professional football to elite sport surgery, Professor Gordon Mackay details his journey throughout his career and what it takes to treat and operate on professional athletes. My journey into elite sport…

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Bryce Harper adds another chapter to his legend with miraculous return

From Washington Post 03/05/23 Two-time NL MVP is back in the Phillies’ lineup, just 160 days after Tommy John surgery – Major League Baseball authenticators do not normally send jerseys from nights like this to Cooperstown. At least, they have never had much reason. Someone held the record for fastest return from Tommy John surgery…

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InternalBrace sports knee updates in Bahrain

Professor Mackay enjoyed being part of the recent SICOT Sports Knee Meeting which took part in Bahrain. The meeting attracted a global orthopaedic presence and presentations and discussions included topics such as fighting early arthritis to meniscal, cartilage and ACL and PCL pathologies. Professor Mackay presented two papers during the meeting, one covering ACL reconstruction…

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Knife in the fast lane with Bill Ribbans sports surgeon to the stars

When Prof Mackay’s great friend and mentor Professor Bill Ribbans was in Scotland recently at our 10-year InternalBrace celebration we took the chance to record an episode with him for our Surgical Goals podcast. Over his 40-year career, Bill has operated on some of the world’s best-known sports stars and he has recently encapsulated his…

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We launch our podcast – Surgical Goals

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new podcast Surgical Goals, presented by Professor Mackay and co-host, broadcaster Jennifer Reoch – available now on all major platforms. Together the pair will be exploring the world of sports injury, treatments, rehab, and recovery by talking to guests from Olympians to weekend warriors from…

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We are open and look forward to welcoming you

Coronavirus update: February 2022 We are pleased to say that The Mackay Clinic is open for consultations and surgery. Professor Mackay is carrying out face-to-face consultations but is also happy, at this time to carry out telephone consultations. Both in-person and phone appointments can be booked by calling the dedicated BMI Ross Hall line on…

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Sam aiming to be back in team bobsleigh for Beijing

Just over 10 weeks ago Professor Mackay received a phone call from Sam Blanchet a former pro rugby player who is now a member of the GB Bobsleigh Team aiming to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. Devastatingly Sam had ruptured his achilles tendon. With the games less than a year away Sam…

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