Oh no, my son is on crutches

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  1. summer1942

    summer1942 Member

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    He just called home and informed that he is on crutches. He said his knee ligament has some kind of trouble and has to go to therapy every morning.

    Hopefully he will be OK. If anyone has some knowledge about USNA hospital and all this plebe physical issues please share the experience.

    Thanks
     
  2. 2014sponsor

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    I know that the medical staff at USNA take very good care of the mids and that it's not uncommon to see plebes over the summer on crutches, taped up, etc. They get pushed (and push themselves) very hard.

    The hardest part for some of them is that they can't get medically cleared back as fast as they want for every activity.
     
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    he'll be good. granted it's military medicine (jk) ;) seriously though...i ripped my shoulder out of it's socket during summer training my youngster year and got great medical care at the USNA and then about two yrs later I also got PRK done (eye surgery) and it's been about 11yrs since then and still have 20/20 :)
     
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    Historically, some of the best orthopedic surgeons have been assigned to USNA. I was injured during PS as well -- and was on crutches. Had excellent care and was back to normal in about 2 weeks. If they don't have the requisite care available at USNA, the mid will either be sent to Bethesda or out in town (civilian MD in Annapolis).

    As noted by a poster above, the hardest thing is allowing the needed time to heal. There is an intense desire not to be seen as wimping out, not carrying your weight, etc. Thus, many plebes try to return to full activities before they are fully healed. Rest assured, however, that the medics won't clear them if there is potential for harm.
     
  5. summer1942

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    Thank you for sharing your experience. It make me feel better. Hope that we will not see him on crutches at next PPW

    15 more days. We count every minutes to see our son again.

    God bless the USNA class of 2015.
     
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    My DS just called yesterday she had a bad ankle sprain, feeling better back to all activies, she said they helped her heal and were great! hope that makes you feel better, she said alot of people were getting tired and sore. LOL...
     

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