The knee is the largest joint in the body and is very susceptible to injury.
The patient tore her anterior cruciate ligament, of ACL. Dr. Gary Poehling,
of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in NC, replaces the ligament with an
Achilles tendon obtained from a cadaver. The operation is performed under
arthroscopic visualization, with a tiny camera inserted into the knee so
that its interior can be displayed on a video monitor. The operation
invoives three incisions only a half-inch wide, which reduces both the risk
of infection and the length of recovery time.
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Lake Superior State University
2007 ASME District B Student Professional Development Conference
Impromptu Design Contest
March 30-April 1, 2007
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hosted by ASME Student Section, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor