When it comes to awesome cars nothing beats an ambulance – basically put, an ambulance can make the difference between life and death. For cases less severe, especially for kids, a trip to the hospital in an ambulance can be very exciting. For many teenagers though, their first trip an an ambulance come about after a sporting injury. In recent years, the number of serious sporting injuries suffered by youngsters has increased dramatically. Medical experts claim that youngsters becoming more competitive at an earlier age is the primary cause. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage in the knee was seen as a career threatening injury back in the day.
Thanks to recent advances the medical equipment found onboard ambulances and in pediatric knee reconstruction, ACL damage is fortunately no longer seen as a career threatening injury. In Baltimore, MD., at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) annual meeting, a research paper was released by the New York City based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) that is being tipped to revolutionize future ACL reconstruction – offering new hope to youngsters who have suffered from ACL damage.
A recent press release from the Hospital For Special Surgery from the reported that the new ‘all-inside, all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction’ (AE) procedure, co-authored by Scott Tucker, M.Eng., and Carl Imhauser, Ph.D. and Moira McCarthy, M.D. is being hailed by experts as innovative, as it can limit future knee ligament stress. Thanks to the new surgical procedures and improved facilities onboard ambulances thousands of teens will be able to keep their sporting dreams alive.