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Severe Ligament Damage is Investigated with "LifeLine," Hosted by Joan Lunden

The significance of sports injuries are delved into, as are new procedures and methods to help cope with them.

West Palm Beach, FL, April 12, 2011 --( Many have heard the story countless times; how a famed collegiate or professional sports star’s career comes into jeopardy because of significant ligament damage cause by a sports injury…

But what about the people who suffer an injury who are not athletes? Americans are at risk of sustaining similar injuries from automotive accidents, light exercise, or even a simple fall at home. In fact, even if you do sustain damage to a ligament while exercising or playing sports, studies have shown that over eighty percent of these types of injuries happen in non-contact situations. For those who remain healthy and active as they grow older, these risks become more and more pronounced.

To help combat this risk, physicians and physical therapists have continued to work towards the goal of allowing anyone who suffers this type of injury to recover completely, in the shortest amount of time possible. While some of the principles of ligament reconstruction have remained constant, new and innovative techniques have helped reduce the time it takes to allow a person to become active again, while also limiting the effects that such a significant injury may have on them in the future.

LifeLine, hosted by Joan Lunden, is partnering with multiple organizations and clinics to help educate audiences on the options that are available for reconstructive treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, and to show how to possibly prevent serious injury in order for Americans to live the healthiest lifestyle they possible can.

*LifeLine and its programming are not affiliated with PBS. Their programs are independently produced and distributed to Public Television affiliate stations nationwide.

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LifeLine is a compelling series distributed to Public Television nationwide. Each program addresses the latest issues impacting society today.

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