New Technique for ACL Reconstruction Keeps Football Player in the Game

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
It can happen in almost any sport. For Khyon Gillespie, it was football. He was 12 years old and already an up-and-coming football prodigy. His whole life revolved around the sport, along with his plans for the future. But an instant of twisting the wrong way in a game had left him with a torn …

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Busy Concussion Clinic Combines Management and Research

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Busy Concussion Clinic Combines Management and Research
Jacey Clarke of East Haddam knows all too well what a concussion feels like. As a basketball player for Nathan Hale-Ray High School, Jacey, 16, was scrimmaging with her team last winter when she took a severe blow to the head. “I was running down to get in front of the Center and she side-checked …

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Spotlight on Research: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
Sylvia Ounpuu & Kristan Pierz Ortho Now Summer 2017
Researchers Shine Light on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Research on a century-old disease continues at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where researchers are working to unlock the mysteries of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a relatively rare condition but one of the most commonly inherited neurological disorders observed in children and youth. First identified in 1886, CMT – also known …

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