Acouple of winters ago, I found myself propped on the couch, knee wrapped and held high to drain. You don’t need details except to know that with my knee, the ski season was probably a wrap for the ski season.
“Don’t do anything until you see me,” said my doc, an old friend, gravely. “You can’t take the risk that it won’t heal right.”
This is about the time when you wonder if this doctor knows a thing about skiing, that, A, controlled skiing is far from dangerous, and B, skiing is so important to many peoples’ physical and psychological health that deprivation itself is a health risk.
Now, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I decided that in general, anyone devoted to our winter passion should, when seeking treatment from an orthopedic physician, find out in preliminary conversation if this person skis or is familiar with the sport.