Hockey Doc

The Hockey Doc: Summer hockey and heat-related injuries

By Dr. Rob LaPrade
http://drrobertlaprademd.com

 

Question: I’ve heard about football players suffering from dehydration and heat stroke during summer practices. What about hockey players?

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The Hockey Doc: Rotator cuff tear

By Dr. Rob LaPrade
http://drrobertlaprademd.com

 

Question: Question: Three days ago I was mid-shot when an opposing player took my feet out from under me and I landed with all my weight on my left arm with my feet in the air. I kept on playing with some pain but then the pain got way worse when I tried to lift my hockey bag after the game. I had an MRI which showed a partial rotator cuff tear. How long will this keep me out of hockey, and how long should my arm stay in the sling?

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The Hockey Doc: Low back pain in hockey

By Dr. Rob LaPrade
http://drrobertlaprademd.com

 

Question:  I play forward on my high school varsity hockey team, and sometimes when I get checked my lower back goes into a painful spasm. What causes this and is there anything I can do to prevent it?

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The Hockey Doc: Achilles tendon injuries

By Dr. Rob LaPrade
http://drrobertlaprademd.com

 

Question: I am a 40-year-old male who plays hockey in an adult league once a week. I recently had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Can I expect to return to hockey and, if so, after how long?

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The Hockey Doc: Hockey after hip replacement

By Dr. Rob LaPrade
http://drrobertlaprademd.com

 

Question: I am a 65-year-old university professor who still enjoys playing hockey. I have hip arthritis that is becoming very painful with activity, so I am considering hip replacements. Is there any evidence concerning the impact on hip replacements of participation in “old guy” recreational ice hockey?

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