Healthy Living: Repairing Torn ACLs

It’s a common sports injury.

A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, holds the knee in place.

Now, some surgeons are testing a minimally invasive repair using polymers that are as durable as Kevlar: the material used in bulletproof vests.

In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter explains how it’s paving the way for knees that feel good as new.

Dr. Douoguih says this new procedure is not for every patient who has a torn ACL.

He says it seems to work best on patients who have a ligament that has a clean tear from the bone, like Brian.

Also, he says having the new procedure does not preclude patients from having conventional ACL surgery in the future, if needed.

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