mTacksOver the past few years, bioabsorbable (self dissolving) meniscal tacks have come into use, allowing arthroscopic repair of certain types of torn meniscus(link back to meniscus). These tacks allow surgery to be performed more easily, requiring less anesthesia time, and saving the patient an additional incision. Dr. Halbrecht is one of several clinical investigators in the United States selected to use an even newer and more advanced method of repair for the torn meniscus. This new method employs a spring loaded cannulated absorbable tack allowing even more accurate and controlled repair. The tacks are self dissolving and disappear from the body once healing has occurred.

Results using this technique were recently reported at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Meeting 2003 showing excellent results.

“ Love Dr. H. He did my knee last year and it went beautifully. He is very knowledgeable and very kind and an excellent surgeon. Just went for my shoulder--worked out great! Highly recommend him. ”

— Babyboomer Z. | San Francisco, CA

“ Once you get in to meet him... the experience is great! He's super friendly, knowledgeable and knows how to talk to patients when explaining the complexities of the problem. ”

— Dr. Phil R. | San Francisco, CA

“ Six months ago, after my last surgery with the other surgeon failed, I got in to see Dr. Halbrecht right away, and was able to schedule surgery the following week! My shoulder is soooo much better now! I feel like my nightmare is over. ”

— Kristen M. | San Francisco, CA