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Why ACL Repairs Fail

Why ACL Repairs Fail
For decades there have been unsuccessful efforts to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) after rupture. Why? Because the forces required to tear the complex weave of the ACL’s collagen fibers involve both tearing and pulling apart. Think of a climbing rope: When overstretched the rope fails within its sheath, not just at a single clean edge. Here is why the ruptured anterior cruciate ligament is most often replaced (reconstructed) rather than repaired.

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure
ACL injuries are more devastating to the knee then previously thought—and the tools for replacing the ACL produce their own problems. But there is hope. Here is an update from the leading ACL surgeons’ conference, just held in Sweden.

ABC news story on The Stone Clinic

ABC news animal tissue repairs human joints
Excellent coverage on ABC News of Dr, Kevin Stone's pioneering Z-lig ACL replacement device which uses animal tissue to repair human joints.

Animal tissue will build ligaments and tendons of the future

Z-lig animal tissue scaffold device ACL
Imagine if a surgeon could replace your damaged ligament with something stronger, yet still biologic, something that your body would remodel into being all you.
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