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NFL Athlete Has Flap Complication During Game

posted Oct 15, 2016, 6:52 PM by Jen Weigel
January 25, 2016

Seems like a fluke accident happened during an NFL game:

Not sure of two things:

1.  What kind of world do we live in where there has to be an estimated read time for an article?  This article was given an estimate of being a 2 min read.  I cook a lot, and I definitely need to know how involved a recipe is going to be to plan time better, but to read an article on CBS Sports?  We are too babied sometimes.

2.  If his flap really did shift, I'm not sure why he only needed medicine to fix the flap.  More than likely he needed medicine after a lift and stretch to get that flap back in place?

I'm happy to see that the athlete was able to recover nicely.  

Laser-made flaps are very hard to move, especially with more and more time post-op, but this is a demonstration of how it is still possible.  Not all sports require PRK which does not have a flap.  At TLC Tysons, we discuss all hobbies with patients and all pertinent surgical options with them prior to surgery so that we have fully informed patients.  - jw