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Lourdes Sports Medicine Expert Presents ACL Injury Prevention Session

One of the most common knee injuries for athletes and competitors is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear. Those who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball are more likely to injure their ACLs.

To help educate athletes, parents and coaches, Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club is offering a free education session on Thursday, March 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., called ACL Injury Prevention. The event will take place at Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club, 1820 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ, and feature Dr. Sean McMillan, director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, as a special presenter. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and attendees will have a chance to win a free massage.

The anterior cruciate ligament can be injured in several ways, explains Dr. McMillan.   These ways include:

  • Changing direction rapidly
  • Stopping suddenly
  • Slowing down while running
  • Landing from a jump incorrectly
  • Making direct contact or colliding, such as a football tackle

Female athletes in particular have a higher incidence of ACL injury. Research suggests it could be due to differences in physical conditioning, neuromuscular control, leg alignment, and ligament properties.

Treatment for an ACL sprain or tear depends on several factors, such as the severity of the injury and the athlete’s activity level.

Dr. McMillan and his orthopedic team treat patients at Lourdes locations in Cherry Hill and Willingboro.

To learn more about this event or to register, please call 856-429-1388, extension 0. When arriving for event, please check-in at Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club’s front desk.

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