BEAR® IMPLANT Heals Your ACL Without Reconstruction
Great news for athletes, weekend warriors and active adults. This breakthrough BEAR implant treatment works with your own blood to heal the torn ends of your ACL back together while eliminating the need for traditional ACL reconstruction.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the few ligaments in your body that cannot heal on its own. Until now, ACL tears have typically been treated with surgical ACL reconstruction where an orthopedic surgeon removes the torn ACL and replaces it with a tendon from another part of your leg (called an autograft, it creates a second surgical wound site that also needs to heal) or from a donor (called an allograft).
What makes the BEAR implant so different?
The BEAR Implant is quite different because it works with your own blood to heal the torn ends of your ACL back together. It is designed to hold and protect your blood to allow the formation of a clot, which is necessary for healing. The BEAR Implant is the first medical advancement that enables your body to heal its own torn ACL.
This simple outpatient procedure not only helps your ACL heal, but it also restores ACL quality and size similar to your healthy, non-injured ACL. Within eight weeks, the BEAR Implant is resorbed and replaced with native cells, collagen, and blood vessels. The new tissue continues to remodel and strengthen over time. It facilitates faster recovery and return of muscle strength, which leads to a quicker return to sports and higher patient satisfaction.
The BEAR Implant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2020 and is indicated for patients at least 14 years of age who have suffered a complete rupture of the ACL, as confirmed by MRI. A BEAR implant bridges the gap between the ends of the torn ACL and is clinically effective for most ACL tears.
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