Lacrosse player who does not break a jockstrap BOTH of his testicles after being hit in the scrotum by a ball on a & # 39; high speed pass & # 39;
- The 17-year-old returned to the field to end the game despite & # 39; considerable pain & # 39;
- At home that evening the pain in his genitals got worse and he went to the hospital
- Doctors did scans and discovered that both testicles are & # 39; broken & # 39; goods
- They operated to repair the outer layers of the organs in the scrotum
A teenage lacrosse player broke both of his testicles and needed surgery after the ball hit him in the groin.
The 17-year-old was sent to first aid in the evening after being beaten in the gonads during a competition in which he did not wear a jockstrap.
Doctors who reported his injury in a case report revealed that he & # 39; immediately developed significant scrotum pain & # 39; after the ball hit him.
But then he threw caution in the wind and returned after a & # 39; short rest & # 39; back to the game, just went on and then went home.
Later in the day, however, the pain worsened and he was sent to the emergency department of a hospital in Massachusetts. Doctors decided to operate the next day.
A 17-year-old boy in Massachusetts had to undergo surgery to repair his testicles after they both broke open when he was hit in the groin with a lacrosse ball (stock image of a lacrosse player)
At the hospital, scans showed that the boy had both testicles & # 39; broken & # 39 ;, according to doctors at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington.
A testicle fracture is an injury where the outer layer of the sexual organ is broken and the flesh in it starts to come out.
Lacrosse balls, such as those hit by the boy, are about the size of a tennis ball, but made of solid rubber and travel at speeds of up to 90 mph (145 km / h).
They weigh around 145 grams, which is almost as much as a billiard ball.
WHAT IS A CROSSED TESTICLE?
The word fracture is usually associated with broken bones, but testicles can also be broken.
The male sex glands have a structure that can be represented as a hard-boiled egg – with a soft fleshy interior and a firmer (but not solid) membrane on the outside, the tunica albuginea.
If the testicles are injured by blunt or sharp force, the tunica albuginea can be torn.
When this happens, part of the more sensitive tissue inside – that is what develops and stores sperm – can bulge out of the wound.
Such an injury must be surgically repaired, whereby surgeons can attach the tunica albuginea to each other or patch it up with grafted meat.
Bizarrely enough, by the time the boy was admitted to the hospital and received ibruprofen, his genitals had hurt him no more.
And he told doctors he didn't want surgery if they could help, so the doctors chose to keep him in & # 39; overnight and & # 39; perform more tests in the morning.
But those scans showed that both testicles were seriously injured and had developed hematomas – solid swellings of clotted blood.
The team operated to repair the testicles – which were still in the scrotum – by gluing the outer layer back together to keep the contents inside.
Dr. Matthew Moynihan and Dr. Marc Manganiello, who wrote in the medical journal Urology Case Reports, said that such injuries can have long-term consequences.
Among them, the testicles had to be completely removed if the blood supply was cut off long enough for the meat to die.
They did not reveal what had happened to the boy in the case report, but said his operation had been a success.
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