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Last run of the last day of the season... Tib/Fib

post #1 of 14
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Sunday, 2/26 at around 6:00PM, I had an accident. I wound up with a broken Fibula, and a double spiral fracture to the Tibia. The repair took plates, screws, and a 10 inch long, half inch diameter rod.

Anybody else had similar, and can you give me a time frame on what I can expect for the recovery? I have a follow up Thursday, and no idea yet when I can start PT.
post #2 of 14
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Huh, I figured somebody here could tell me something. I had no idea this kind of injury was as rare as it seems to be.

Oh well... I guess at least I'll find out something from my orth in the morning.
post #3 of 14

Well with all that hardware keeping things together and adding strength, those bones should be strong enough to support weight pretty soon. biggrin.gif

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Huh, I figured somebody here could tell me something. I had no idea this kind of injury was as rare as it seems to be.
Oh well... I guess at least I'll find out something from my orth in the morning.


A friend's daughter took about two years to recover from that. I thought maybe you'd rather not know about that, but since you asked...

post #5 of 14

IF you are less than 25 years old and a non smoker,  expect great progress in 8 weeks.

 

With that,  Never take a "last run".  Just don't take a last chair ride up the mountain.

 

No one ever gets hurt on the chair they didn't ride.;-)

post #6 of 14

Statistically, the vast majority of injuries that require surgery occur on the victim's last run of the day.

 

Maybe even all of them. Weird coincidence....

post #7 of 14
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Sigh.

Stay off of it, do nothing, and come back in a month to see if they are going to tell me the same thing again.

At least they pulled out my staples, so I can at least take a shower now.

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Keep in mind, they are very, very happy it looks like this. My Doc says that at some point, they believe my foot was rotated through 360 degrees.

On the bright side, my mountain is giving season pass holders a 50% discount next season for supporting them through this poor winter. So I have an incentive to get well quick. smile.gif
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IF you are less than 25 years old and a non smoker,  expect great progress in 8 weeks.

 

With that,  Never take a "last run".  Just don't take a last chair ride up the mountain.

 

No one ever gets hurt on the chair they didn't ride.;-)


 

One of the cardinal rules of skiing. ^

 

Some others.

Never use the "E" word when referring to your skiing.

Don't ski faster than your angel.

Check it before you wreck it.

Start small then go big.

 

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Owwwwwwwwwww.....

 

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Owwwwwwwwwww.....

Drugs. Lots of drugs. Lots and lots of drugs.
post #11 of 14
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Yahoo!

Every day for the last ten days, I've had to give myself a blood thinner injection. In the stomach.

I went to get the one for today out of the refrigerator... and there wasn't one! I'm done with them!

Free at last... free at last!
post #12 of 14
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Huh. I don't remember writing this thread AT ALL. Morphine must be a hell of a drug.

A thought for all you gimpy people out there... after that, I was back skiing right after Halloween. And right now I'm skiing better than I was before the accident. I used to just power through stuff, and now I'm skiing with a lot more finesse.

So if you are injured, don’t despair. You can come back from it.
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Wow.. zombie thread!

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Huh. I don't remember writing this thread AT ALL. Morphine must be a hell of a drug.

A thought for all you gimpy people out there... after that, I was back skiing right after Halloween. And right now I'm skiing better than I was before the accident. I used to just power through stuff, and now I'm skiing with a lot more finesse.

So if you are injured, don’t despair. You can come back from it.

 

I hope so, I did the same thing dirt biking a year ago. They plated me instead of a rod. Just got back on skis this December, it was painful after 1/2 a day; mostly I think from not being used to the torque and flexing against the boot in a turn. Did you do any ski specific rehab to condition your leg for skiing? 

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Did you do any ski specific rehab to condition your leg for skiing? 

Not really. Dead lifts, clean and push press, and over head squats for strength, and rowing machine for cardio. That's probably 95% of what I did once I got to where I could do it.
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