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Is the thermal shrinkage procedure effective for partial posterior cruciate ligament tears?
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: No
The surgical experience with thermal shrinkage of capsule or ligament has mostly been abandoned due to poor results.
The tissue is initially shortened but significantly wreaked in the process, and fails in time.

In brief: No
The surgical experience with thermal shrinkage of capsule or ligament has mostly been abandoned due to poor results.
The tissue is initially shortened but significantly wreaked in the process, and fails in time.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: No
Thermal shrinkage has fallen out of favor. There are no well done studies in the peer reviewed literature demonstrating the safety or efficay of this techniques for treating ACL or PCL tears.

In brief: No
Thermal shrinkage has fallen out of favor. There are no well done studies in the peer reviewed literature demonstrating the safety or efficay of this techniques for treating ACL or PCL tears.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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