Surgical 'rope' repairs joints

October 17, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CDT
The material used in TightRope, a knee-repairing technique developed at MU by veterinarian James Cook, is part of what makes his surgery unique. Cook used the Kevlar-like "rope" above earlier this month when he operated on the joint of a blue heeler at the MU veterinary school.

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