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US Lacrosse Webcast: ACL Injuries

US Lacrosse and MedStar Health

An ACL knee injury is one of the most common health topics faced by today’s lacrosse player, parent or coach. So, what exactly is an ACL injury? Are there best practices to help prevent it? And is surgery always necessary?

Find out the answers to these questions and more by watching our recent webcast, featuring some of the nation’s leading orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and strength/conditioning specialists.

Meet the panelists


Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH

Richard is an executive member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and was head team physician of the 2013 World Champion U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team. He is the medical director of MedStar Sports Medicine North and director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Hinton also serves as team physician for the Towson University men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, Morgan State University, and St. Paul's School for Boys. He is an assistant team physician for the NFL Baltimore Ravens.


Karen Sutton, MD

Karen serves as the orthopedic physician for the U.S. women’s national lacrosse team, and served previously as the team orthopedic physician for the gold medal-winning U.S. under-19 women’s team in 2011. A former player at Duke University, Dr. Sutton currently works as an attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and serves as an assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine


Milford H. Marchant Jr., MD

Milford is a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon for MedStar Sports Medicine at MedStar Harbor Hospital. During his fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, he cared for the 2009 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers and was an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kings and Sparks, as well as the Anaheim Ducks.


Justin Cooper, PT, MPT

Justin is the clinic coordinator at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network at MedStar Harbor Hospital and also works alongside the orthopedic surgeons for the Baltimore Ravens. He is an ABPTS board certified sport medicine specialist who has worked with scholastic, NCAA, NFL and MLL athletes. Cooper offers specialty programs for ACL rehabilitation and injury prevention using sports motion video analysis.


Jay Dyer

Jay serves as strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) for MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine. He has been the strength and conditioning coach for the Johns Hopkins University men's lacrosse and basketball teams, UMBC women's lacrosse team, and numerous professional athletes including Major League Lacrosse members.

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