Free Community Seminar on Sept. 8 to Focus on Preventing and Treating Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

From soccer to dancing, to basketball to football, kids may run the risk of an injury from almost any sport.  To help educate the community, Northwell Health’s Orthopaedic Institute will offer a free seminar to parents, coaches and athletic trainers about preventing and treating knee injuries and other common lower body injuries in young athletes on Thursday, September 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital, Rust Auditorium, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset.

Andrew D. Goodwillie, MD, a Northwell Health orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and a team physician for the New York Cosmos, will present “Common Lower Extremity Injuries in the Young Athlete.”  Dr. Goodwillie will discuss:

  • Common knee injuries: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)  injury prevention and treatment options
  • Gender specific injuries and treatments

Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

To register for the free community orthopaedic seminar, call 516-321-7500 or online at

Betty Olt
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