CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Craig Della Valle, hip and knee replacement surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), is actively recruiting patients for a new total knee replacement procedure that preserves the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Most standard knee replacement surgeries remove the ACL. Dr. Della Valle is performing this study to try and understand if this new ACL-preserving knee implant design will give patients a knee that feels more normal and natural because it is more stable.
To be considered, patients must have knee arthritis, an intact ACL, good range of motion and be within a normal weight range.
The ACL is located in the middle of the knee and prevents the shin bone from moving out of position in front of the thigh bone. It also prevents hyperextension of the knee, limits excessive rotation and helps alleviate excess stress on the knee.
Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure used to restore the integrity and function of a joint. When the joint function is compromised, an individual may experience pain and disability.
Those interested in the study should contact Jane Garcia: 312-432-2418.
For more information, view this video: "New Technology for Preserving ACL in Total Knee Replacement."
About Dr. Della Valle
Dr. Della Valle earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University Medical Center and Central DuPage Hospital. During his residency, he spent a year devoted to clinical and basic science research in the field of adult reconstructive surgery. Dr. Della Valle is a member of The Hip Society and The Knee Society and serves as Education Committee chairman for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic services. MOR's reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education and research has been recognized by several national journals. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center as number one in Illinois and number six in the nation. MOR has offices at Rush University Medical Center; Prairie Medical Center, Westchester; Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield; and Rush Oak Park Hospital. For more information, log on to www.rushortho.com.
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