Lourdes sports medicine expert to present 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, Adrenaline Sports Performance is offering a free education session on Thursday, June 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., called ACL Injury Prevention. The event will take place at Adrenaline Sports Performance, located at 1951 Old Cuthbert Road, Suite 102, Cherry Hill, and features Dr. Sean McMillan, chief of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, as a presenter.

The anterior cruciate ligament can be injured in several ways, explains Dr. McMillan. These 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, call 856-336-8595 or visit adrenalinesportsllc@gmail.com.