The Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR) technique involves reattaching a patient's own ACL stump to where it pulled off and augmenting this with a specialized collagen implant. The technique is only indicated in unique cases.Dr. Lomas has been at the forefront of judiciously identifying whom it could most benefit and is spearheading research on BEAR.
Many rotator cuff tears, especially large and massive ones, have a high risk of re-tearing after repair. Several novel techniques and implants may now minimize this risk. Dr. Lomas employs a bespoke combination of strategies using a patient's own tissue and selected implants to augment rotator cuff repairs.
In conjunction with cartilage and meniscus preservation surgery or as a standalone technique, leg bones sometimes need to be realigned to optimize leg alignment, a procedure known as an osteotomy. Using 3D printed guides, Dr. Lomas aligns the leg bone precisely and secures the osteotomy with made-to-measure plates.
Growth factors derived from blood, also known as PRP (platelet rich plasma), and concentrated bone marrow aspirate can be used in selected cases to amplify the body's healing response, either as a nonoperative strategy or in conjunction with surgery.
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Dr. Lomas cohosts the Sports Medicine Show on Sirius XM Channel 110 with Dr. Dennis Cardone and Dr. Joe Bosco. In his idiosyncratic but always scientifically sound and respectful way, he interviews top athletes, researchers and authors to mine them for their perspective on sports-related health, injury prevention and treatment. You can listen to him every Thursday morning from 6-8am.