Children’s Hospital Boston reveals new ACL repair method ;
(HealthDay) -A new method to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) shows promise, according to a new study.
A team of doctors at Children’s Hospital of Boston tried an experimental approach to reattach the ligament, The New York Times he reported. The new technique, called Enhanced bridge ACL repair (OSO), uses stitches and a scaffold bridge (sponge injected with the patient’s blood) to stimulate healing of torn ligaments during six to eight weeks.
Preliminary results after three months suggest that new technique was successful in all 10 patients studied. It was the first time that this approach had been attempted in humans, according to The Times .
This was a preliminary study to assess the safety of the technique. The researchers plan to soon begin accepting patients for a randomized trial to compare this method of repair ACL reconstruction surgery standard.
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