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Anyone familiar with this procedure? It's where a ligament is treated with an instrument that sends some sort of current that, in effect, shrinks the tissue.<br><br>
I found out this morning that I need to have surgery to take care of some cartilage problems, and my surgeon told me that he thought that my stretched and unstable ACL could benefit from the ligament shrinkage procedure.<br><br>
My response?<br><br>
"The ACL is the only thing that shrinks, right?" <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br><a href="http://www.acldoctor.com/site/shrinkage" target="_blank">http://www.acldoctor.com/site/shrinkage</a>
 

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hup - I haven't heard of this being used on ligaments but it was all the rage for shoulder surgery (they would shrink the joint capsule around the joint and provide more stability to a person who dislocated frequently) back in the mid-late 1990s. Then the saw what happened a few years down the road...it made swiss cheese out of the tissue, big holes developed and the person ended up with a shoulder that was more unstable than when they started.<br><br>
If this procedure on ligament tissue has better efficacy and long term results it sounds promising.<br><br>
And I think all other areas would be safe.
 

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<br><i>"like a turtle"</i>
 
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