The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.
UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.
August 15, 2016
Sports-Related Knee Injuries
Knee injuries are among the most common injuries among student athletes, and studies have shown that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears have been on the rise for two decades, especially among female athletes. As young athletes head into the fall sports season, what can they do to avoid these types of injuries?
Dr. Jonathan Packer, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will describe how knee injuries commonly occur and offer some suggestions on how to prevent them.
Do you have a question about knee injuries? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
Jonathan Packer, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Maryland Medical Center
Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Maryland Terrapins