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Injury Prevention: Reduce Risk of ACL Tears in Pre-Season

Triangle Region / 10 Apr 2017
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by EmergeOrtho

Warmer weather means pre-season starts soon for many sports.  The pre-season is an impactful time for injury prevention: eight to ten weeks of proper conditioning can reduce risk of an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear by 60-90%!

Understanding and Preventing ACL Injuries

Shepherd Rosenblum MD recently wrote an article for a recent Healthcare Guide with The Franklin Times, “Understanding and Preventing ACL Injuries.” He shares that of the 250,000 surgical ACL repairs each year, most injuries are non-contact.  This means cutting, twisting, and landing are risks for tears – and opportunities for pre-season training.  Increasing agility, balance, strength, and core strength with neuromuscular training enables athletes to improve their alignment and protect their knees.

Dr. Shepherd Rosenblum is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction, and cartilage repair. He has expertise in treating a wide variety of sports-related injuries, as well as problems related to degenerative conditions such as rotator cuff tears, ligament and cartilage problems of the shoulder, elbow, hip & knee, and ankle.

Dr. Rosenblum has been in practice since 1995, and has great experience in helping his patients to return to health and activities as quickly and safely as possible. He relies on a variety of techniques, emphasizing conservative management whenever possible, but Dr. Rosenblum is also able to offer the most advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques available to his patients.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosenblum or any of our orthopedic surgeons, please contact us.

Read Dr. Rosenblum’s article in the 2016 Healthcare Guide of the Franklin Times (or click the image below to enlarge.)

 

 

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