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In the News: New Approach to Treating Torn Knee Ligaments

New implant enables body to heal its own torn ACL

The front entrance of the Scripps Medical Center Jefferson in Oceanside.

Scripps Medical Center Jefferson, Oceanside, Calif.

New implant enables body to heal its own torn ACL

News outlets recently covered a medical milestone in San Diego County: the first local surgery using a new implantable device that enables the body to heal its own torn ACL. Scripps Clinic orthopedic surgeon Tim Wang, MD performed the minimally invasive procedure for Oceanside, Calif. resident Jenna Richardson, who enjoys staying active with skiing, mountain biking and surfing.

Read the San Diego Union-Tribune article: Athletes Have New Option for Torn ACLs 

View the CBS 8 story: First Patient Undergoes New BEAR Procedure

Watch the 10 News interview: New Implant to Heal Ligament Tears

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