International Netball players have regained pre-injury levels of function 12 weeks after ACL rupture has been treated with the internal brace. Former olympic skier Alain Baxter is making a remarkable recovery after his damaged anterior cruciate ligament was repaired with an Internal Brace.
The Internal Brace allows damaged ligaments/tendons to reattach themselves to the bone naturally instead of being artificially re-attached as per conventional surgery. Preservation of nerve and blood supply with IB fixation and the avoidance of donor site problems could explain the exception outcomes. Duration of recovery is determined by the individual and the unique nature of their injury however the Internal Brace is quickly becoming a standard procedure in skiing and impact sports, especially in the USA, where it is being used in the NFL and NBA.