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09-16-2008, 04:35 PM
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My hockey injury (pics/gorish)

Ok guys, just wanted to show you what has happened to me these last couple of days.

This took place Sunday near 6.30 p.m. The 2nd period of the hockey game had just reached the 10 minute mark. I had just scored a goal (not bragging here lol) and got on my knees for some reason (got pushed around, was near the goal crease). Some guy hit me with his skates and I felt a slight pain to my left knee.
I got up, went back to my team's bench and after about a minute, the pain was getting worse so I decided to put my hand on the pain area. I took my hand out of my shin guard and it was dripping in blood. The skate had cut throught the mousse padding at the top of the shin guard. I then went to the dressing room, undressed myself, a guy wrapped a bandage around my knee and my mom drove me to the ER. All this took about 45 minutes.

Next thing I know, an artery and a tendon had been completely slashed and I had a fracture to my rotula. Blood was literally pissing out of the wound, lost at least half a liter while they're trying to find the cut artery, almost fainted due to the loss of blood.

After they had managed to make the bleeding stop, I spend a night in the hospital and got operated on Monday morning. They fixed the cut tendon and resowed (sp?) part of the quadriceps muscle that had been slashed.

The recovery period is going to last 6 weeks in total. I have to use crutches for 14 days.

Feel free to share similar experiences or ask questions.

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Shin guard



Shin guard



Waiting for ER doc to arrive



Doctor took at least 30 minutes to stop the bleeding



Blood was squirting out from everywhere, one artery had been completely slashed



More blood



will post a few more pics

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There was so much blood that it went through the matress and was dripping on the floor.

On a side note, they had to cut throught my Nike mesh long hockey pants. fukk!



Bleeding was under control, well sorta...



Post operation



This is the second time this doctor has operated on me and I've got to say, she's done one hell of a job once again.



The Scar


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now that is NASTY!

Those types of injury is why I make a "thing" we call "slicks". Using a coolmax sport sock and a kevlar Knit product, it covers from the ankle to just over the top of the knee (18" max). The top securing method also does double duty as an IT Band support strap.

You can make one for yourself for a very low cost but for adult sizes full ATK coverage is impossible with out a custom order of the kevlar Knit. An adult can easily make two units to protect both areas. The kevlar knit also provides a cooling affect with its wicking properties.

Just check out hte Knit Kevlar safety products available. The arm length sleeves work best. If you decide to try it PM me for hand or machine sewing tips/instruction.

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This is the second time this doctor has operated on me and I've got to say, she's done one hell of a job once again.
No kidding.

From what we saw in the first few pics, it's remarkable that the final stitching is that small.

Those pics will make quite the story to the grandkids...

Seriously though, I'm glad you came out of it relatively unscathed...

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wow, congrats on making though that.

just a quick question when going through tht how did you think of a camera? lol omg that would be like the last thing on my mind... but i guess it's a memory

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wow, congrats on making though that.

just a quick question when going through tht how did you think of a camera? lol omg that would be like the last thing on my mind... but i guess it's a memory
looks like he used a cellphone for those shots



anyways, its a good thing the angels were watching your back dude. that must have been some scary ***** when you saw all the blood

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One question:

What kinda shin pads were those?! lol

Great to hear you made it through.

I had ruptured an artery after sinus surgery in June and was bleeding uncontrollably for about 15-20 min before the Dr. could find the artery and cauterize it. Covered from my nose down in blood. It was real scary hearing the guy say, "Ok, it's an artery...I'm going to try and fix it". TRY is not a word you want to hear.

Best of luck in the recovery. Make sure you get credit for that goal.

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Lucky man. That could have been a lot worse. Hope it heals well and you can get back out on the rink!

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Looks like easton Shins..

Good luck with the recovery

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Oh my thats nasty. Hoping for a good recovery

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thanks guys! The skate cut through the foam piece above the shell part that covers the knee cap. Sucks bad!

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Jesus that's alot of blood! I cant believe you made it back to the bench before realizing there was something wrong!

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Jesus that's alot of blood! I cant believe you made it back to the bench before realizing there was something wrong!
lol. honestly, I would have gone another shift or two before stopping. Fortunately I put my hand where the pain was.

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good luck with recovery

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Looks a lot worse than the one I got. Hope it heals completely and normally.

When I got sliced, 2 inches above where you got cut, the nerves leading to my knee didn't heal properly. Now if I touch on the inside of knee, it feels like pressure is being put on the outside of my knee. It's crazy.

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Happy healing. That looks like a nasty injury you suffered.

Earlier this year, I went into the boards full speed and broke my femur...I feel your pain.



Get well soon~

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Dont take this the wrong way but that is cool.

I blew out both of my knees from hockey and had sugery on both of them. I have seperated shoulders broken jaw, cuts on the face but my scariest one was I was hit from behind and my left arm went right across the goalies skate and cut me deep. I got up and kept the play going until the ref blew the whistle due to the fact that I was bleeding and didnt even notice it. I had to have 12 stiches and the ER doctors know me well.

Good luck my friend.

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On a side note, they had to cut throught my Nike mesh long hockey pants. fukk!
God I ****ing love hockey.

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