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.
LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate.
"Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "It’s as close as you can get to the real thing."