This week was the most exciting week yet. First, was with Patrick Henry Basketball, two days back to back, which exhausted the players. The most exciting part about this week was the 1A regional wrestling tournament.
To start off the week, Tuesday was the rescheduled basketball games at Patrick Henry. The JV boys started off the night, before the game one of the boys came to the Athletic Training room. He asked to have a scab on his knee wrapped because he was worried about it opening during the game. During halftime, he walked up to me with his white legging covered in blood, I was able to wipe all the blood out re-wrap his knee and get him back on the court before the second half started. One of the most exciting parts about both of the basketball games was a varsity boy that had all the indications of marfan syndrome. He was extremely tall, however only the bottom half, from his waist down and his extremities (fingers and toes) were long. After learning about it in Gen Med, it was really exciting to possibly see the condition in real life, and if not see something where the signs were present.
The best part about the week without a doubt was the wrestling tournament with so many experiences! To start the day, a bunch of nosebleeds, some real and some forced. Then the excitement began during the semi-finals. Starting with a girl, from Holston, on Friday during her first match she was elbowed in the mouth and had to take a medical forfeit for her second match. This medical forfeit put her behind for Saturday. She was taken to the hospital where the doctor put on a brace (as strong as a cast) on her first three teeth. She made it through her first round on Saturday with just a little bit of blood. Then during her second match, fighting for third, in the last five seconds she was elbowed again, but was able to finish the match. After the match was done I rushed over to her and quickly realized her tooth was pushed back even farther. We walked over to Bre where she was already talking to her mother, we were able to get her ice and put gauze in her mouth. We were able to stop the bleeding and able to get a pretty awesome picture. Her dentist was on his way to the meet to watch his grandson and she was able to see him. He was able to explain to her the chances of her loosing that tooth and what she needs to do to keep it alive. Brit and I were able to talk to him and learn a little bit about how an emergency situation is handled with teeth.
The last match of the semi-finals was the heavy weight. One of the boys picked up the other and threw him down and his knee took a pretty hard blow. Brit and Bre ran out but the boy had already taken off part of his singlet, which disqualified him before they even got to him. The boy’s father was not happy about him going down and being disqualified. The other wrestler helped him out of the gym and to a bench in the hallway. We were asked to go out and look at his knee because he was still in a lot of pain. Bre took his history and he claimed that all his pain was on his MCL. Bre began tests where she quickly realized his ACL was fine but his MCL was gone. His knee didn’t stop during valgus stress test.
Finally, the best part of the day was an ethical dilemma. In one of the last rounds a wrestler wearing two shoulder braces, one compression and one shoulder stabilizer, was disqualified. During the match his shoulder came out of socket, inferiorly, his coach went up to him shook it up and down then pushed it back in, then he went back in. Then about 30 seconds later it happened again and then for a third time ten seconds later. However, after a third medical timeout a player is disqualified. Is it ethical for the coach to put his shoulder back? NO, hospital!!
During this week I was able to get two more attempts but no masteries yet.