Study team wins Alwin Jäger Prize with Ligamys
At the AGA, the study team from Münster University Hospital won the Alwin Jäger Award for clinical arthroscopic innovations in the knee and shoulder.
Dr. Johannes Glasbrenner presented the 5-year data of a so-called randomized study. The study team is following 83 patients who underwent surgery for acute cruciate ligament rupture with either the Ligamys or anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. It is being investigated whether the Ligamys produces the same therapeutic result as the gold standard, so-called reconstruction.
Five years after surgery, therapy failure and possible complications occur with about the same frequency in both groups. In addition, patients can manage their daily lives equally well and are basically satisfied and pain-free.
The presented study results underline that Ligamys is an adequate treatment alternative to cruciate ligament reconstruction. It expands the portfolio of sports medicine and offers the possibility of preserving the patient's own cruciate ligament rather than having to replace it.
For the area of innovations in arthroscopy / joint surgery of the knee or shoulder joint, the Alwin Jäger Foundation awards the Alwin Jäger Prize endowed with 2.500,- € in the context of the AGA Congress. The prize is awarded to the best presentation of all abstracts submitted for the congress.
We are pleased about the valuable cooperation with the UKM and the attention that the Ligamys attracts on scientific stages.