Teresa’s Surgical Stabilization Patient Story
Teresa was a college Lacrosse player and extremely accomplished on the field and in the gym. She suffered a displaced trimalleolar fracture during her final game at York College. Dr. Perry consulted on the case and recognized the fracture was sufficient enough to require surgical stabilization.
Following surgery, Teresa had crutches and a CAM boot for several weeks. During this time she was guided through a personalized program which involved early utilization of BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) to prevent muscular atrophy and strengthen her ankle within precautions. Once cleared, her program progressed to a more intense program that included: box Jumps, ball slams, snatches, front squats, and other explosive exercises. One of the best parts of working with Teresa was that her work ethic was only matched by her joy! She always attacked every program, and wanted more. Her hard work paired with the great team at CAO resulted in her getting her function back to 100%!
She has returned to all sport activities without limitation, and has even started coaching the Southern Maryland Jets Black 2027 Lacrosse team. Her last day was definitely a bittersweet moment for the team and we wish her all the best of luck! We hope to see her around!
Way to go, Teresa!