Arthrex Device Corrects Torn ACLs That Once Sidelined Players Permanently

Naples Daily News—June 10, 2015

The Naples Daily News reports that arthroscopic instruments for minimally invasive surgery made by Arthrex, a Naples-based medical device manufacturing company, helped thirteen-year-old Emmett Maritato, who recently underwent surgery for a torn ACL.

Orthopedic surgeon Michael Havig, MD, who specializes in sports medicine, follows the lead of Gregory DiFelice, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery,who uses Arthrex medical devices to repair a torn ACL.

"It's absolutely cutting edge," DiFelice said. "It's changing the way we approach ACL injuries. For 90 percent of the patients, they are getting their knees back like they were never injured."

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