Boca Raton, FL – July 15, 2020 – Dr. Alan MacGill has been designated a “Master Center” surgeon with experience using innovative technology to help patients with chronic ankle sprains get back on their feet better, faster and stronger. (1,2)

Dr. MacGill is using the InternalBrace™ ligament augmentation system. The simple, safe and reproducible technique uses a BioComposite SwiveLock® anchor and FiberTape® suture that supports the ankle and could help protect them from reinjury, similar to wearing a seat belt for support.

”Master Center” Lateral Ankle InternalBrace doctors, like Dr. MacGill, have performed a minimum number of qualifying procedures. 

“This designation demonstrates our practice’s commitment to delivering the most advanced care to our patients to help improve their experience and outcomes, returning them to the activities they love faster,” said Dr. MacGill. “I am happy to be able to offer treatment that could help protect them from reinjury and can help with recovery.”

Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury, with an estimated 2+ million occurring in the United States annually. (3) One in 5 people who have a lateral ankle sprain report having long-term ankle problems. (4) The rate is 1 in 3 for athletic populations. (5) Patients who meet the criteria for the use of this technology often suffer repeated ankle sprains, which can lead to chronic instability, which limits their ability to participate in the activities they love.

“I’m excited to use this technology because it gives my patients with ankle repairs extra protection,” said Dr. MacGill. “This is a common injury that affects millions of people each year and this technology allows us to continue to treat our patients better.”

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3. Waterman BR, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38:797-803.

4. Hiller CE, et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012;93(10):1801-1807.

5. Gribble PA, et al. Br J Sports Med. 2016;50:1496-1505.