Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A "KNEE"ded Diagnosis

Callahan has been having some knee pain for a couple of weeks now. There was no traumatic injury that we could remember, and the discomfort wasn't enough to keep him from being active. But about once a day, he would mention that his knee was hurting him. I decided to take him into the Kids Care just to get it checked out. They did an x-ray and said it looked like a fracture, a small chip off the knee cap. They immobilized his knee and told us to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. We saw a pediatric/knee/sports specialist at TOSH and he said that while there was a slight chance it was a fracture, without a specific injury to the knee, it was more likely Singding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome, also known as "Jumper's Knee". So Callahan does need to take it easy while it heals, ice the knee a few times a day, take anti-inflammatory medication and do some stretches ... but that is better news than surgery or a cast. While the doctor didn't really encourage it, he said that if Callahan could jog the basketball court without a limp, he could even play in the basketball game on Saturday ... then he should have a FORCED break between the spring and summer seasons.

1 comment:

  1. That is great that there was no chip or break.. I would not have been surprised if there was, however, he does take some nasty falls but he just bounces right back up... Hope he gets feeling 100% soon. Thank goodness he will get a little rest from Basketball, so he can heal.. :)


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