Open Minds 2013 Team: Ligadon

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Each year there are over 300,000 ligament and tendon injuries in the US. These involve partial or complete lacerations that are sutured together, but as the tendon/ligament stretches, high tension often tears the sutures through the tissue. Torn tissue results in pain, increased healing time, and often requires repeated surgeries.  Ligadon provides a simple and more effective device for ligament and tendon recombination. Ligadon equally distributes tension along either end of the ligament/tendon, preventing the tissue from tearing under strain and eliminating current failure modes.

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