Hockey Doc

The Hockey Doc: Clavicle fractures

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

 

Question: I was sprinting into the attacking zone with the puck when I got checked hard in the middle of my right shoulder. I have had pain and swelling over my right collarbone, and x-rays showed a fracture – how long will it be until I can get back to playing hockey?

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The Hockey Doc: Tryouts

 

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

 

Question: How can I maximize my performance at hockey tryouts?

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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: Early-season conditioning

 

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

 

Question: As I prepare for the upcoming season, what can I do to avoid injuries?

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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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