Bridge-enhanced ACL restoration (BEAR) is helping improve outcomes of ACL repair. An implant simulating a clot helps rejoin the stumps of a torn ligament.
A study of bone bruise patterns after ACL rupture has shown more damage to a knee’s medial compartment than conventionally thought. This and other findings indicate that the mechanism of ACL injury is more likely straight anterior subluxation of the tibia rather than rotational force.
Early changes in bone shape after ACL repair may predict the development and extent of post-traumatic osteoarthritis.