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Had horseshoe kidney, kidney stone, removed. Will it affect his career?

hi my son was born with a horseshoe kidney and had a large kidney stone removed at 2 years of age he attends rvh in belfast once a year for check ups and scans which hav always came back clear he is 14 yrs old now and has been boxing from the age of 9 recently he had a medical done by a sport doc b4 he entered competitions and was told it might effect his boxing career hes heartbrokenover this i dont know wot to 2 will he be stopped from entering any more competitions
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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horse shoe kidneys depending on the severity may affect his career due to the abnormal location of the kidneys. the usual location of the kidneys for patients with horse shoe kidneys are at the anterior abdomen or behind the stomach. the normal location of the kidneys are at the flank area protected by the ribs and a great amount of fat to cushion the kidneys.

that being said the abnormal location of the kidney may limit your son to be involved in professional boxing or even amateur boxing because it will place his kidneys at higher risk for injury.

surgery can be performed to place both kidneys at the normal anatomic location although this is a major operation and entails alot of risk also.

i hope i have answered your question and best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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