RICE & MICE: Loose bodies in the knee

Chris Pronger had some “loose bodies” removed from his right knee on July 27, 2010, and he missed the first two games of the season and didn’t return to the lineup until October 11. Pronger had surgery on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 to clear out more “loose bodies” from his left knee and is projected to be out of the lineup for 4 weeks. The left knee was supposedly in better shape than the right knee; however it remains to be seen if the recovery time for the left knee will be less than half of what was needed for …

RICE & MICE: Avascular Necrosis and Ray Emery’s comeback

Ray Emery’s hockey career was hanging in the balance when diagnosed with avascular necrosis of the hip last March. An MRI done to evaluate some nagging groin and hip pain revealed the condition. His season was definitely over, and had this occurred 10-15 years ago, his career could very well have been over. He made the decision to have surgery that promised everyday function of his hip, “The success is kind of considered being mobile, not playing professional sports,” he said at the time. Avascular necrosis (AVN), also called osteonecrosis, can affect any bone in the body and can be a …