Over the weekend, my 10 year threw 3 side arm pitches to show his coach his "new" pitch and heard a pop. Went to the mound and knew he was injured. Took him to a Sports Med dr yesterday. Diagnosed with Avulsion Fracture. 2 weeks rest. No throwing, batting, swimming, etc. Come back in 2 wks for another xray to see how he's healing. Might be able to bat, play 2nd. He plays shortstop, pitcher, catcher. Prob part of this problem. Ice 2-3x per day. Work range of motion. Lost some range of motion due to injury. He did well with examination (pulling, probing). Slightly hurts at point of contact if you mash hard on it. Is it possible that we could be able to at least bat in 2 wks? We're headed to the world series first of July. Hotel already paid. Vacay already scheduled. Plus, is possible that 1 type of pitch thrown 10 times max could have caused this or was it the overload of the throwing motion this whole season? Our team abides by the pitch counts but im referring to the types of positions he plays. The kid has a ball in his hand constantly. We also play travel ball every wknd. A little less this year due to rain. Thoughts and opinions appreciated. Would like for him to heal completely so he doesn't have future problems. The WS is our last hurrah for the summer.
The research says his problem is most likely due to overuse.
If he were my son, I completely shut him down through the first of the year.
I'd also get a second opinion because this is a big deal and something that often won't just heal on its own with rest.
Thank you for your input. I thought it might be overuse because of everything I've read. I think it would be a good idea for him to take the remainder of the year off too. I believe this doctor is knowledgeable enough. He came highly recommended and works with most of the colleges and athletes around the area. If I feel he's not getting the appropriate care, I will search out another doctor for sure. Again, thanks.
I believe this doctor is knowledgeable enough. He came highly recommended and works with most of the colleges and athletes around the area. If I feel he's not getting the appropriate care, I will search out another doctor for sure. Again, thanks.
My concern is that the treatment plan is too passive given your son's diagnosis.
If he truly has an avulsion fracture, then a 2 week lay-off most likely isn't going to fix the problem.
I'd post where you live and have ASMI give you a referral to a pediatric orthopedist in your area.
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Jun 24, 2013 14:27:44 GMT -6
Just post here what city you live near and I should be able to recommend someone for your son. Also, please post here the name of the doctor you have already seen (or send me his/her name and location by private message) and I can comment on this doctor's expertise.