The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are crucial to the stability of your knee. It is a strong fibrous tissue that connects the femur to the tibia. A partial or complete tear of your ACL will cause your knee to become less stable and feel as though your knee is about to give out. The following videos will describe the different options available to repair or replace your torn ACL.
- Torn ACL – Allograft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Anatomic Footprint Reconstruction (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Hamstring Graft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Quadriceps Tendon Graft (Brochure)
Visit our Patient Education page for the full Library of 50 specific Orthopedic Surgical Procedures in 3D Animation. Produced by an experienced team of medical writers, 3D animators, and project managers with a detailed understanding of anatomy and surgery; they take complex surgical procedures and animate the steps to tell a visually stunning story in 3D that is both educational and entertaining. Each animation is embedded with an illustrated script which can be shared, viewed or printed separately.
AlloSource, in recognition of its work with Dr. Steven Gitelis of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, recently created the “Dr. Steven Gitelis Inspiration Award,” honoring a doctor or clinician that inspires through his or her work in treating patients with donated human allografts. The first recipient of this award is Dr. Brian Cole, also of Midwest Orthopaedics of Rush, in recognition of his work using allografts to help his patients heal from a variety of injuries.
Dr. Gitelis, one of the founding physicians of AlloSource, specializes in orthopedic oncology and understands the need for donated human tissue to heal patients. Throughout his career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gitelis has used donated human tissue in complex surgical procedures. He and his patients appreciate and revere the gift of human tissue donation.
“Dr. Gitelis is a thought leader in the area of allograft research. I am honored to receive this award and grateful to all those who have helped make this happen at my office, Gift of Hope and Allosource,” said Dr. Cole.
The award was presented at the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offices in Chicago by Tom Cycyota, President and CEO, AlloSource and Anne Gulota, chairperson, Gift of Hope.
A Prospective, Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Clinical Outcomes and Effects on Intraarticular Biology for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
By: Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, Vasili Karas, MD, MS, Kristen Hussey, MS, Kyle Pilz, MMS, PA-C, and Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, DACVS Investigation performed at the Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Purpose: To compare the clinical and biological effects of an intra-articular injection of PRP with those of an intra-articular injection of HA in patients with mild to moderate knee OA. Interview originally published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine as a February Podcast.
The use of platelet–rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) has demonstrated mixed clinical outcomes in randomized controlled trials when compared with hyaluronic acid(HA), an accepted nonsurgical treatment for symptomatic OA. Biological analysis of PRP has demonstrated an anti-inflammatory effect on the intra-articular environment.
We found no difference between HA and PRP at any time point in the primary outcome measure: the patient-reported WOMAC pain score. Significant improvements were seen in other patient-reported outcome measures, with results favoring PRP over HA. Preceding a significant difference in subjective outcomes favoring PRP, there was a trend toward a decrease in 2 proinflammatory cytokines, which suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties of PRP may contribute to an improvement of symptoms.
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Jack Farr II, MD, (Indianapolis, IN) and Brian Cole, MD, MBA, (Chicago, IL) review the treatment options for small articular cartilage lesions. The available treatment options include debridement, marrow stimulation with the PowerPick™ instrument, Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation (OATS® technique) and BioCartilage® Cartilage Extracellular Matrix to augment a traditional microfracture or marrow stimulation procedure.