Former Maryland Center Alex Len Undergoes Surgery for Stress Fracture
Alex Len, former Maryland center, underwent a surgery recently to stabilize a partial stress fracture. The surgery to stabilize the stress fracture, which occurred in Len’s left ankle, was apparently successful.
However, the injury comes at an unfortunate time for Len. The 2013 NBA draft is coming up at the end of June and Len has very good prospects, but recovery from the surgery will keep him out of play for at least four to six months.
Stress fractures are common sports injuries can usually heal on their own with rest and avoidance of the activity that caused the fracture, but in serious cases surgery may be required. In this case, surgery was deemed best as a long-term option to ensure Len’s ability for a full return to basketball and a long career.
Other treatments for a stress fracture may include immobilization, casting, or a medical shoe.
If you do have surgery for a stress fracture like Len did, you will need follow up care after the surgery, which may include physical therapy or stretching exercises.
For more information on stress fractures, you can watch the video How Do I Know if I Have a Stress Fracture?
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