Mr. Davis failed to return to play after two previous ACL reconstructions, but Dr. Andrews performed a different type of procedure. He used the patellar tendon from Mr. Davis' left knee to rebuild the ACL on the right knee instead of using tendons from the right knee to reconstruct the ACL.
Related Articles on Sports Medicine:
Challenges in Sports Medicine: Q&A With Dr. Margaret Meyer of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Names Official Medical Providers
Dr. Thomas Clanton Performs Achilles Tendon Surgery on La Clippers' Chauncey Billups
Dr. James Andrews Performs 3rd ACL Surgery for Carolina Panthers' Thomas DavisWritten by Laura Miller | Monday, 20 February 2012 14:00
James Andrews, MD, founder of Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., recently performed ACL reconstruction on Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis, according to a Deadspin news report.Last modified on Monday, 20 February 2012 15:52
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2011. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies here.
New from Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review