A fix for injured knees

A new way of repairing a common knee injury might someday help athletes recover faster.

By Patrick L. Barry, 00:00 AM February 23, 2007

Being a professional athlete must be a lot of fun. But it's also risky. Just ask New England Patriots receiver Chad Jackson. He recently injured his knee during a game against the Superbowl-winning Indianapolis Colts. Jackson faces surgery, and he won't be able to play for a while.

 

Knee injuries are common in sports because people's knees are actually rather fragile. Only a few tight bands, called ligaments, hold your leg bone to your thigh bone. When you play sports, the ligaments are the on...

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