Recovery time for laceration from blade?
Another skater landed a jump with her blade cutting my daughter on the inside of her left leg right above her leg. She required 6 stitches. Thank goodness it did not cut any muscle and did not doo any other damage. She gets her stitches out tomorrow and she was hoping to jump back in where she left off but she is having difficulty flexing her foot completely and cannot spring off that foot. I've never had stitches and certainly not right in the leg. She's a competitive skater and the season is just starting. Does anyone have experience with this type of injury? thank you.
On the Ice
I haven't seen your daughter's injury, so it makes it harder for me to give you more information. We must not forget that even if the stitches are removed, the skin is still weaker bacause it needs time to heal completely. Torsion or traction on the wound, could cause pain or even worse ¨reopen¨ the wound. When your daughter flex her foot or try to spring off the foot, it pulls on the skin and it causes pain. It will be important to ask your doctor(or the nurse) when he thinks it will be safe to train again in order to avoid creating a worse injury which would sideline her for a longer period.
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