Hockey Doc

The Hockey Doc: Prepatellar bursitis on the front of the knee

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

 

Question: I hit my right knee hard into the boards when I was checked. Over the past week, I have developed swelling, like a baseball, over the front of one of my knees. I’ve been told that it is a bursitis -what should I do about it? Should I get an MRI?

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The Hockey Doc: Rib fractures

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

 

Question: I am a high school defenseman and felt a crack in my chest when I was checked into the boards during our last game. I went to the emergency room and had x-rays and was told I had a rib fracture. How long am I out from playing hockey? What precautions should I take?

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The Hockey Doc: Hip pointers

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

 

Question: I was checked hard into the boards and have a big bruise on the outside of my hip. It’s very painful and I have difficulty in extending my stride. How can I get back to skating normally?

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The Hockey Doc: Treatment of shoulder separations

 

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

 

Question: After being checked into the boards with my shoulder down, I immediately had pain and a noticeable bump on the top of my shoulder. I was told I have a Grade II shoulder separation. Do I need surgery, and how long will it be until I can get back to playing hockey?

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The Hockey Doc: Skate bite

 

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

 

Question: I have been skating in new skates I just received for Christmas. I have been having more and more pain and swelling over the front part of my ankle every time I skate. What should I do for this?

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