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Orthopaedic Surgeon Writes Guest Column For Herald-Leader 

Media Contact: Keith Hautala, 859-257-1754, x231 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2008) One of the most common and most dreaded knee injuries is a tearing or rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). In the past, athletes with ACL injuries were often permanently sports-disabled.

In a guest column in Wednesday's Lexington Herald-Leader, Dr. Darren L. Johnson of the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine says a new type of surgical repair, called an ACL double bundle reconstruction, can often preserve knee function and return athletes to the field at or near their former level of performance.

The column is part of an ongoing series of health columns by UK HealthCare experts appearing each week in Wednesday's paper and online at


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