UOA recently conducted the ACL Injuries Seminar: Evidence Based Update for the professional community at their Somerset office on June 2, 2015, an event uniquely designed to educate the medical community in all aspects of ACL injury.
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most devastating and common injuries of the knee, making it a popular study subject amongst physicians over the past ten years. In collaborating within the medical community, advances in its understanding and treatment are conceptualized and redefined to bring more comprehensive care to patients with this injury.
This interactive seminar boasted close to 100 participants including sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physician assistants, and physical therapists in attendance. With every seat filled, over 100 additional professionals eagerly opted to learn via webinar.
The purpose of the ACL Injuries Seminar was to thoroughly examine the major issues associated with ACL injury and care. Specialists in the field reviewed the current research with the goal of helping those in attendance to better understand ACL injury as well as latest advances in treatments and rehabilitation for ACL patients.
Among the speakers were some of UOA’s orthopaedic experts: Dr. Jeffrey Bechler, Dr. Charles Gatt, Dr. Kenneth Swan, and Dr. Timothy Hosea. Also part of the UOA presenting team was athletic trainer Eric Nussbaum, physical therapist Jessica Spivey, and sports performance director Blake Swan.
Topics included the anatomy of the ACL, risk factors, injury prevention, injury treatment, surgical techniques and rehabilitation options and their potential for improvement in the future as part of a comprehensive ACL program.
The seminar was provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in collaboration with University Orthopaedic Associates. Professional credits were available to those in attendance as well as those who viewed the webinar.
The ACL Injuries Seminar is in keeping with the mission of UOA, New Jersey’s leading orthopaedic practice. In addition to providing the highest level of care since its establishment in 1972, UOA is on the cutting edge of orthopaedic treatment, medical education and training, clinical and bench research, and the promotion of community health.