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Letha Yurko Griffin, ...
Letha Yurko Griffin, M.D.
The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, North Carolina Area
"I don't know that anybody really understands why all this happens," said Letha Griffin, the team physician at Georgia State who works at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
Tips for Preventing Knee Injuries
"When you twist your knee or fall on it, you can tear the ACL that connects your thighbone to the shinbone," says Letha Y. Griffin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta.
"Then you need to get to your doctor right away to have your knee evaluated," says Dr. Griffin
"After ACL reconstruction, you'll need to do rehabilitation exercises to gradually return your knee to full flexibility and stability," says Dr. Griffin
"Athletes of all ages should do drills that focus on balance as well as those that link strength and speed," says Dr. Griffin