A new Procedure Could Revolutionize ACL Repairs

The Boston Globe—March 23, 2016

Shira Springer, a reporter for The Boston Globe, covers a story about a recently published study by Boston Children's Hospital that focuses on a new ACL repair technique called Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR) where a sponge bridge is used to connect the two torn ends of the ligaments. The article notes this is "a viable less-invasive option to ACL repairs".

Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, comments on the study stating, "It has the potential to be a game-changer, but it’s still early in the process. These patients will have to be followed for a minimum of two years to determine whether the ACL heals and does that healed ACL stay competent or stretch over time and fail."

To read the full article, visit BostonGlobe.com.


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