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Bear Implant

Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY & Newburgh, NY

If your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is injured while you’re working or engaging in physical activity, it’s crucial to seek immediate treatment. At Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group, the team employs the BEAR® Implant to stimulate the body's innate healing mechanisms. This innovative treatment option can offer enduring relief and potentially eliminate the necessity for surgery. There are offices in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, New York, and another location in Danbury, Connecticut. Request an appointment online or call the office nearest you today.

What is the BEAR® Implant?

The BEAR Implant is a cutting-edge medical device designed to facilitate the healing process following an ACL injury. 

Traditionally, ACL injuries have demanded invasive procedures, which often involved harvesting a tendon from another part of the body or utilizing tissue from a deceased donor.

What sets the BEAR Implant apart is its unique capability to collaborate with the body's natural healing process. Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group proudly offers this safe and effective state-of-the-art treatment.


Who can benefit from the BEAR Implant?

The BEAR Implant could be beneficial for individuals experiencing knee injuries and displaying any of the following symptoms:

  • An audible "popping" sensation in the knee.
  • Severe pain causing mobility restrictions.
  • Sudden and significant swelling.
  • Decreased range of motion.

Following an in-office examination, a thorough symptom discussion, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), your Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group healthcare provider will determine your eligibility for the treatment.


How does the BEAR Implant treatment function?

The knee joints are surrounded by a thick fluid called synovial fluid, which serves to reduce friction during movement and prevent blood clots in case of injuries.

Typically, this is not an issue, but when an ACL tear occurs, blood clots become crucial for the healing process. The BEAR Implant acts as a bridge, aligning the torn ACL ends and allowing the formation of a blood clot that promotes the body's natural healing process.

The Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group team conducts the BEAR Implant procedure during a swift outpatient operation. Initially, they numb your knee with a local anesthetic, followed by a small incision for implant insertion. After the procedure, the team seals the incision and gives you post-procedure care instructions.


What is the recovery process like after receiving a BEAR Implant?

Following the BEAR Implant procedure, it is typical to experience redness, bruising, and swelling. Adhering to prescribed medications, getting adequate rest, and maintaining proper hydration are essential. 

As your knee starts healing, active participation in the BEAR Implant physical therapy program is crucial. Physical therapy will guide you through stretching and strengthening exercises, accelerating recovery and minimizing potential complications.

To determine your eligibility for BEAR Implant treatment, please schedule an appointment at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group by contacting the nearest office or booking online today.