Hospital da Luz Orthopaedist Presents New Technique in USA

Alcindo Silva, orthopaedist from Hospital da Luz Arrábida and Hospital da Luz Clínica do Porto, participated as the only European guest in a workshop held in Tampa, United States, on October 13-14, where he presented a new technique in the treatment of knee injuries, his specialty.

The workshop “Sports Medicine 2017 – National Summit: advanced techniques and new technologies”, had the participation of speakers from different American States and covered areas such as shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.

Alcindo Silva was invited to present the new technique he developed for knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, using a quadrupled semitendinosus graft and button fixation.

A major group in the area of Sports Medicine in the United Stated decided, in the meantime, to include this technique in its range of services, and is now preparing its divulgation near orthopaedic surgeons in the several countries where it is present.