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Memorial Hermann Hospital live tweets ACL Surgery on Teen Girl

HOUSTON, TX (October23, 2013)

A 19-year-old volleyball player and avid runner went under the knife at Memorial Hermann Hospital for all the world to see. After tearing her anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, the patient, who is not being identified, agreed to have her reconstructive surgery live on Twitter.

Dr. Walt Lowe, Medical Director of the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, performed the surgery.

Experts in treatment and rehabilitation Dr. Steven Flores and Russ Paine, P.T., provided insight and answered viewers’ questions live.

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