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Community Forum focuses on advancements in Sports Medicine

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Mayo Clinic's Fall Community Forum focused on how to treat and prevent sports injuries.

The focus of discussion was the prevention of ACL injuries. Researchers spoke on how to prevent these injuries as well as which athletes may be at a greater risk for sports injuries.

Presenters spoke about how recent research affects patients here in the La Crosse Community. 

Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., Director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Research Center, says this forum can help local sports medicine advance their treatment plans when sports injuries do occur.

Hewett explains, "we don't want this to be a scientist only enterprise, we want to be assistants and innovators and mobilizers of this, but on the flip-side, people are really going make the difference in the community."

 

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