The Village Bringing Victor Oladipo Back to Life
Bleacher Report comments on Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo’s knee injury and the healing process he must undergo after suffering a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, an injury that prematurely ended his season.
A ruptured quadriceps is a relatively rare injury for NBA players. People who suffer the injury are often immobilized for the first month, outfitted in a brace for two months and can perform light on-court activities in about six months, said Anil S. Ranawat, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS.
"Whenever you have a tendon repair, you're always marrying two opposing concepts," Dr. Ranawat said. "One is healing, which you want to immobilize for. Two is motion, which is when you want to start moving. So, usually around the one-month mark is the kind of sweet spot where enough healing has taken place, and now you can start moving the knee."
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