Breaking News

New Discovery in Knee
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

In 1879 French surgeon Paul Segond believed there was an extra ligament in the human knee and now, according to The Huffington Post, his proposal has finally been proven. Knee specialists in Belgium recently published their discovery of the additional ligament in Journal of Anatomy. The new part is called the anterolateral ligament or ALL, as a shortened version. Guided by Segond’s belief the surgeons used the dissection of cadaver knees to make their new and exciting discovery. It can be described as a “pearly, fibrous band” and it is a “well-defined ligamentous structure.” The ALL connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. They found this to be true in forty of forty-one of their dissected knee cadavers.

Their discovery only gets better. The team has discovered that the ALL is linked to anterior cruciate ligament tears which affect many athletes in skiing, basketball, and other sports that involve a significant amount of leg movement. If the ALL is damaged it causes the knee to give out even after proper surgery is given to an afflicted athlete. Their claim has yet to be proven, but if it is the new information will greatly help in ACL treatment. It’s all about the anterolateral ligament and the pivot shift.

  
What
Where


Image Credit: University of Leuven



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney - 1-3 years experience

USA-TX-Houston

Rymer, Echols, Slay & Nelson-Archer, P.C. is seeking an associate for our office in the Houston Gall...

Apply now

Intellectual Property Attorney

USA-MI-Detroit

Bodman is seeking to fill two full-time attorney positions in its Intellectual Property Practice Gro...

Apply now

Associate Attorney (Commercial Real Estate)

USA-VA-Fairfax

Dynamic six (6) attorney boutique commercial real estate law firm located in the Mosaic District of ...

Apply now

Sr. Attorney

USA-CA-Monterey Park

Yang Law Offices is a boutique law firm headquartered in the City of Monterey Park, with a team of 1...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Remote Sales/recruiting Professionals

USA-CA-Pasadena

Remote Sales/Recruiting Professionals: No Cold Calling Required BCG Attorney Search is seeking a ...

Apply Now

Real Estate Finance Associate Attorney

USA-NJ-Northfield

Northfield office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a real estate finance associate...

Apply Now

Real Estate Finance Attorney

USA-NJ-Northfield

Northfield office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks real estate finance attorney wi...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top