Sports Injury Prevention Specialist in Kirkland, WA
As a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Camille Clinton is highly trained in advising on injury prevention programs. As a former athlete herself, Dr. Clinton understands the desire to ensure safety in sport and be proactive in your injury prevention techniques.
Nothing cuts an athletic season short like an injury, that’s why Dr. Clinton encourages patients to participate in injury prevention programs. Call (425) 899-4810 to schedule an appointment at our orthopedic surgery office in Kirkland, WA today!
We can’t prevent all injuries, but there are things we can do to prevent some injuries. The things we know prevent injuries in all sports are:
- good warm-up
- gradually increasing activities.
Injury Prevention Programs
People are prone to get hurt when they suddenly jump into a new sport or back into a sport or suddenly increase their mileage running. We also know that overall condition and strength is important. For example, hip strength is very important for optimal knee function. We also know proper biomechanics are extremely important. This has been shown extensively with ACL prevention programs.
ACL Tear Prevention
ACL tears are common, especially in female athletes. Multiple studies have shown that ACL tears can be prevented by doing an exercise program focusing on strength and biomechanics. By landing in a better position (knees more flexed) cutting and pivoting with better mechanics and improving hamstring and hip strength the rate of ACL tears can be reduced.
Schedule an Appointment in Kirkland, WA
Dr. Camille Clinton is a fellowship-trained board-certified orthopedic surgeon that specializes in sports medicine. As a former athlete, she knows how important it is to ensure a safe and injury-free season. Call (425) 899-4810 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Clinton today!