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Researchers use nanotechnology to engineer ACL replacements

Researchers use nanotechnology to engineer ACL replacements

Source: Medical News Today

Lindsey Vonn, Derrick Rose, Tom Brady and Mickey Mantle have all fallen victim to the dreaded pop of the knee.

Connecting the femur to the tibia, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most devastating injuries in sports. No other injury has sidelined more athletes for a season or even the rest of a career. And ACL sprains and tears affect more people than just the pros. According to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 250,000 ACL surgeries are performed annually in the United States, totaling up to more than $500 million in health care costs each year.

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