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Offline Digital Dave

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My son the goalie
« on: September 13, 2005, 10:04:58 PM »
Two weeks ago my son, (16 years of age) playing goal at a Junior camp dropped into the butterfly position and was pushed over on his butt. Twisted his right knee. He was taken off the ice with a sore knee. Within three or four days he was back on the ice not complaining at all about it. On Sunday he came of the ice after a game saying that he had felt a pop after twisting the same knee in a similar insident. We took him to a GP at the walk in clinic as his doctor is out of town. Diagnosis after examination was knee sprain or slight meniscus tear maybe? If it feels better after two to three days all is well if not we should go to his GP and have him check it out as a MRI may be needed. He told me today that although stiff it feels much better and is looking forward to being on the ice on Wednesday.  ???

Questions:
1) is Wednesday too early to hit the ice again. He is in the middle of tryouts but?
2) chances of a meniscus tear? I have read that it is usually associated with a twisting motion of the knee joint with the foot still on the ground. Not the case in a butterfly position
3) Prevention? How can we prevent future injuries and should he be consulting a reputable PT or Sports Med Phy
4) Further to question 1, whats a good rest time for what has been diagnosed.

Part of my problem as his father is that I was not with him in the room at the time of the diagnoss and therefore was not able to ask any of the questions that he may have neglected to ask.

PS He also complained, some what, about a clicking feeling when he moves the knee.

Your feed back is appreciated.  :-*
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Dave

Offline SKOM

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Re: My son the goalie
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2005, 03:36:07 PM »
You need to post this in the Meniscus section Dave. ;)
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Offline heymisterpj

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Re: My son the goalie
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2005, 12:44:13 PM »
hey Dave!
depends where and how big the tear is and whether any other damage has occurred to ligaments. I used to be a goalie, but soccer, not hockey, "sprained" my knee in training according to the doctor, as nothing showed up on Xrays, riced it for about a week and went back to training and playing. suffered pain aND SWELLING AFTER GAMES BUT IT WAS BEARABLE SO i DIDN'T COMPLAIN, DIDN'T WANT TO SIT ON THE BENCH! 10 YEARS LATER i HAD TO HAVE acl RECONSTRUCTION BECAUSE i DIDN'T GET IT LOOKED AT BY SPECIALISTS. gOT BACK TO PLAYING SOCCER, BUT AM NOW GOING BACK IN FOR MENISCUS TEARS BOTH SIDES DUE TO ANOTHER(!( SOCCER INCIDENT. i'M 41, BUT STILL DON'T WANT TO SIT THE GAMES OUT! GET YOUR BOY LOOKED AT BY A SPORTS INJURY EXPERT. iN THE LONG RUN IT'LL BE WORTH IT
Best of luck.
PJ