Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 9 of 10

Thread: Torn elbow ligament?

  1. #1
    Related To Gage Trusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Torn elbow ligament?

    OK...crappy pre-season, two of my best guys are down. 1 out for the year with a torn ACL from football and now another tears his elbow ligament while posting during a scramble a week+ ago.

    MRI says it's a complete tear and doc want's surgery Wed.

    The wrestler isn't eligible until mid Jan for transfer reasons, so I'd think resting and see what happens would be the best choice (but what do I know). I also think he should get a second opinion.

    He thinks if he gets in quick for the repair he'll be back in Feb and I don't see that happening. I say if he goes under the knife it's done.

    Anyone have personal torn elbow stories or any docs with some advice?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Ancient Arachnid Spider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,424

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    I recommend a root canal.
    Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.

  3. #3
    Related To Gage Trusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I recommend a root canal.
    Sounds good to me, I'll let him know and send em in!

  4. #4
    Olympic Champ r.payton@att.net's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Danville .Indiana
    Posts
    8,718

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    Torn biceps tendon count ? I let mine go and it took 6 months to get to 85% and my arm , literally, looks like pop-eyes-nature of the beast . A complete tear usually calls for surgery -especially the elbow -you'll be lucky to get him back in 6 months -waiting and so much scar tissue will form the kid will have to have 'open' surgery' rather than a scope-which i'm assuming the want to do.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    I would go for a second opinion. I think there is Doc up in your area that uses cold laser therapy.

  6. #6
    Related To Gage Trusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    Quote Originally Posted by rhenrick View Post
    I would go for a second opinion. I think there is Doc up in your area that uses cold laser therapy.
    I agree....

  7. #7
    Redshirt
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Newton, Massachusetts
    Posts
    102

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    I tore my UCL completely wrestling over the summer. I didn't have surgery then and right now I can wrestle live with a light brace on it as a precaution. i do avoid as many underhook situations with that elbow as i can though, just as another precaution. my doctor did say that surgery recovery would take a while, longer than 6 months for 100% comeback. he said that waiting for surgery on a ligament won't make the surgery harder or the recovery longer if it is decided that surgery is wanted after the season, which is probably what im going to do.

    I did have to rest and rehab it extensively though. it was 4 weeks in a heavy brace and a month of rehab before i could even drill. im still doing rehab exercises now and will continue to do them through season

    if it matters for perspective, i am in highschool

  8. #8
    Related To Gage Trusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    Quote Originally Posted by mir20052 View Post
    I tore my UCL completely wrestling over the summer. I didn't have surgery then and right now I can wrestle live with a light brace on it as a precaution. i do avoid as many underhook situations with that elbow as i can though, just as another precaution. my doctor did say that surgery recovery would take a while, longer than 6 months for 100% comeback. he said that waiting for surgery on a ligament won't make the surgery harder or the recovery longer if it is decided that surgery is wanted after the season, which is probably what im going to do.

    I did have to rest and rehab it extensively though. it was 4 weeks in a heavy brace and a month of rehab before i could even drill. im still doing rehab exercises now and will continue to do them through season

    if it matters for perspective, i am in highschool

    Thanks for the input! I wish ya the best, good luck.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Torn elbow ligament?

    Quote Originally Posted by mir20052 View Post
    I tore my UCL completely wrestling over the summer. I didn't have surgery then and right now I can wrestle live with a light brace on it as a precaution. i do avoid as many underhook situations with that elbow as i can though, just as another precaution. my doctor did say that surgery recovery would take a while, longer than 6 months for 100% comeback. he said that waiting for surgery on a ligament won't make the surgery harder or the recovery longer if it is decided that surgery is wanted after the season, which is probably what im going to do.

    I did have to rest and rehab it extensively though. it was 4 weeks in a heavy brace and a month of rehab before i could even drill. im still doing rehab exercises now and will continue to do them through season

    if it matters for perspective, i am in highschool
    It matters! Youth is a wonderful medication for injuries. At somewhat the other end of the spectrum, last November I had a partial tear of the achilles tendon at work. The doctors (with my complete approval) chose a very conservative approach. The problem is, I am now looking at surgery, probably in January, and have been out of action for almost a year. Slooooooow healing at my age.
    Hey, Spider, how deep do those roots go?

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •