Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's knee injury in Sunday's playoff game against the the Seattle Seahawks has sparked intense media and public interest in sports-related ligament tears and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Craig Bennett, an orthopaedic surgeon and chief of sports medicine in the department of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, specializes in complex reconstructive surgery, particularly on the knee, such as anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, cartilage surgery, meniscus transplantation, knee osteotomies and partial knee replacements. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and team orthopaedic surgeon for the University of Maryland Terrapins teams.

Here is a link to his bio and a video: http://www.umm.edu/doctors/craig_h_bennett.html

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