ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. It is one of the main ligaments of the knee, and prevents the shin bone from sliding out in front of the thigh bone.
An injury to the ACL happens when the ligament is over-stretched or torn. A tear may be partial or complete. These injuries can occur if you:
Dr. Hudgings practices family medicine at Hall Health Center. She works in both the Family Health and Sports Medicine clinics. She is a clinical assistant professor in the UW School of Medicine.
She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio after earning a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Rice University. She completed her family medicine residency training at Valley Medical Center in Renton. From 2010- 2011 she was a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) physician trainee.
Patient Care Philosophy
I enjoy taking care of the entire family. I want to help patients maintain their health through self-care and staying active. I want to empower parents to advocate for their children’s health and education.
Scope Of Care
Family Medicine with additional expertise in Sports Medicine
Knitting, reading, gardening, playing piano, playing with our dog and taking Zumba classes. Coordinating care for my two sons with high-functioning autism.
Cultural influences on health, patient education, pediatric care, healthy exercise habits, and autism .
I enjoy teaching family medicine residents and medical students in both the clinic and the hospital. She supervises family medicine residents performing procedures and joint injections.
Picking the right shoe can be a daunting task for any runner. Popular opinion about what type of footwear is best seems to change every few months. Are neutral shoes actually better than supportive? What about barefoot running? What if you've been told that your feet pronate?
First-time patients may register may register and make an appointment at Hall Health Center Sports Medicine by calling (206) 616-2495. You may also register and make an appointment in person at the Patient Service Center on the main floor of our facility.
Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death of children 4 years and older. This policy statement provides 4 evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the choice of a child restraint system to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth through adolescence:
Did you know that nearly half a million people are treated every year for injuries related to snowboarding, skiing, ice skating and sledding?
If you have an urgent orthopedic need, call the Sports Medicine Clinic at (206) 616-2495.
If no appointments are available and you feel that your injury cannot wait, call the Sports Medicine Medical Assistant at (206) 221-2443.
1. Why is it important to maintain a medical record?
Each time you visit a Hall Health Center provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically this record contains your symptoms, examination and text results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often called your health or medical record, serves as:
Most sports injuries are in fact not surgical, so the Hall Health Center Sports Medicine staff can be ideal to care for your problem. Our staff works closely with the orthopedic surgeons of UW Physicians and can refer you if necessary.