Harlan Selesnick, M.D., renowned orthopedic surgeon, will perform knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a live webcast on Wednesday, September 16, at 4 p.m. Presented by the Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Doctors Hospital, Tthe webcast will be moderated by orthopedic surgeon Richard Levitt, M.D., and simultaneously translated in Spanish.
Dr. Selesnick is team physician for the Miami Heat, Sony Ericsson International Players Tennis Championship, Miami Dade College and Miami and Dania Jai Alai. Dr. Selesnick writes the biweekly “Jock Doc” question-and-answer column for The Miami Herald.
The major cause of an ACL injury is sports related regardless of age. This injury occurs when the knee is forcefully twisted or hyper extended. Dr. Selesnick will perform the procedure as part of Baptist Health South Florida’s ongoing effort to broadcast various surgeries and procedures on the Web.
The Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Doctors Hospital provides world-class care to professional and amateur athletes from around the globe. Doctors Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It also includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital in the Upper Keys, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.