Doctors experiment with fixing ACL

By Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times

Anterior cruciate ligaments often tear on the sports field, and after a complete rupture, they are notoriously hard to get to heal.

This month, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital announced that they have succeeded in reconnecting ACLs in 10 patients using a novel technique.

Their preliminary results at three months suggest that healing an original ACL without the usual grafts may be a viable option in the future.

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