👏🏻 BODY HEALING 👏🏻 Sometimes we have to trust that the body can heal itself. Sometimes, if we provide the right conditions we can help our body to better do it’s job. Sometimes you need a second opinion. And maybeathird fourth, fifth... In this case we sought out 7 (yes, seven) professional opinions. 🦵🏼 These are these scans of our 13 year old son’s right knee 🦵🏼 clearly not all the same type of scan and not all executed by the same technician, but you can see on the left six months ago his initial diagnosis of osteochondritis desiccans 🦵🏼 The middle scan is from September 🦵🏼 The scan on the right is from the second week in November 🦵🏼 and unfortunate soccer slide tackle in June revealed this bone growth deformation, not uncommon in youth athletes especially during a growth spurt 🦵🏼 After the knee healed from the soccer injury, our initial team of 2 orthopedic doctors suggested surgery 🦵🏼 this prompted us to book him with the “best OCD orthopedist” at the “best orthopedic surgical hospital in New York City” 🦵🏼 This surgeon’s suggestion was even more aggressive than the first: Not only did he propose a surgical solution to repair the OCD lesion but he also wanted to insert a titanium plate to his femoral growth plate to retard the slight valgus angle he assumed was creating pressure on the point of the lateral condyle. 🦵🏼 In-office (before we’d had time to digest the enormity of the idea) he booked us for surgery for the following week and had my son fitted right there for a post-surgical brace 🦵🏼Trying to put on a brave face, my gut nerves were so fired up, I was fully nauseous as my brain was already working our way out of this doctor’s aggressive care 🦵🏼 I called on my most trusted NYC rehab & performance therapy doctors/friends/mentors: Dr Kento Kamiyama @kamiyamapt & Dr Kathy Dooley @immaculatedissection (thank you both for your urgency & availability) who confirmed my inclination to try to “give the body time to heal first” - cause surgery’s always an option 🦵🏼I scheduled two more pediatric orthopedic appts and these last two recommended wait and see 🦵🏼Whew! 🦵🏼That makes 7, not even counting the osteopath we saw twi
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