Nov. 17, 2017– The anterior cruciate ligament, also known as the
ACL, is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Understanding ACL injuries
and how to overcome them is the first step toward recovery. Beau Sasser,
M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Summit Sports Medicine &
Orthopaedic Surgery, and medical director of Southeast Georgia Health
System Sports Medicine, presents “Understanding and Overcoming an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury” for this month’s Health Chat Webinar.
“Depending on the extent of the ACL injury and the patient’s
level of activity, surgery may be required,” says Sasser. “During
this educational webinar, you’ll get a sneak peek inside my operating
room to see how the surgery is actually performed.”
Sasser is a native of Glynn County. He earned his undergraduate degree
from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and his medical degree from
the Medical College of Georgia where he also completed both his internship
and orthopaedic residency. Following his residency, Sasser received exclusive
sports medicine training while in a fellowship program with the Kansas
City Orthopaedic Institute. During this time, he worked with the NFL’s
Kansas City Chiefs, treating a variety of sports and orthopaedic injuries
incurred by these elite athletes.
Watching the Health System’s Health Chat Webinars is an easy, convenient
alternative to attending in-person lectures. Health Chat Webinars allow
anyone interested in improving their health or expanding their knowledge
of health care to participate from a personal computer, smart phone or
mobile device at a time of their choice. Sasser has hosted a variety of
Health Chat Webinar topics, including when to see the doctor for shoulder
pain and a two part webinar series featuring innovative surgical techniques
for both knee and hip replacements with colleague Denny A. Carter, M.D.,
also a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Summit Sports Medicine &
To receive notifications about future Health Chat Webinars, visit
sghs.org/online-health-education. Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery is a strategic affiliate
of Southeast Georgia Health System.
To watch Sasser’s webinar, “Understanding and Overcoming an
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury,” click on the button below!