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post #31 of 54
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Well now it looks like I may have contusions on my Tibia and Femur with possible fractures on both.

Man I really ****ed up my leg. I can't beleive that all my ligaments are still intact.

I have to go to MGH to have another Ortho look at my films.
post #32 of 54
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Originally Posted by Scalce
They were Atomic Neox demo bindings.
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On Tuesday though I don't think any binding on 7-8 DIN would have stayed on after the jolt the ski got from a rutt.
Atomic bindings are made by Marker, don't ya know? Must be the bindings' fault! It has to be somebody's fault, after all!
post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by Scalce
Thanks for all the replies. At least I get to sleep late and save money on gas.

Has anyone had any experience with a Fibula head break?

It's not very common.
I still have two, three in screws in my right Fibula head along with a 1 inch screw with a washer. Not to mention the bone graf from the bone bank. The Femur impacted the Fibula/Patala. Did mine in March 13th 1999 at Middlebury. I was back on skis in early Nov. 99. The Ortho said it was luck to do this late in the season when I was stronger. If it was early there could have been more damage.

Your about half my age so you should come back twice as strong. Does that make sense?

Max,

Bonni, skier_j and I missed you guys. See you next season. Hey, whats xrisi421 doing this weekend? I'm going to try and get up to Killington Friday.

Later
post #34 of 54
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Originally Posted by Scalce
Well now it looks like I may have contusions on my Tibia and Femur with possible fractures on both.

Man I really ****ed up my leg. I can't beleive that all my ligaments are still intact.

I have to go to MGH to have another Ortho look at my films.
Bummer, Scalce, I'm sorry to hear this! There's only one real solution, I think. Move somewhere with softer snow...
post #35 of 54
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At least I am not in a cast, imobilized, or on crutches.

Of course that may change once the MGH Ortho looks at the MRI and X-Ray.

It sure hurts like hell to walk and drive.

I am counting the days until I can start running and biking. I already started on the diet.
post #36 of 54
I broke my fibula in 2002...I broke mine where my boot ends...as bones go I was told it was a "good" one to break...the recovery was not too bad...My sympathies to you and I hope you have a speedy recovery!
post #37 of 54
Well, now that you might have fractures in the femur, should you still be walking without crutches? Doctors are stupid, they missed the damage to femur first time, right? Stay off that leg, get some crutches untill the bone is healing. I don't know anything about your injury besides what you told me, but when I go to a doctor, I am always impressed with their lack of interest or knowledge. I always learn alot more from the internet than from the doctor. The doctors are so busy and important, your problems are very insignificant to them.
post #38 of 54
Also, don't assume your ligaments are okay just because a doctor says so! The same doctor that didn't check xray for damage to femur?
post #39 of 54
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Normally I would have gone right to MGH but I originally thought it was a severe sprain.

My Chiropractor got me right in for an MRI, X-Ray, and the only Ortho Dr. in a facility close to work.

I was not overly impressed with this doctor as he was not overly concerned about my situation. When I asked him detailed questions he was very surprised that I knew what I was talking about. Like most people with previous knee injuries don't know ligament and bone names. :

I think the radiologist who read my films is being a little over the top but it doesn't hurt to get a second set of eyes on the film.

The X-Rays don't show any signs of fractures on the Tibia or Femur so I am not sure what he was looking at on the MRIs to warrant the claim.
post #40 of 54
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Originally Posted by telerod15
Well, now that you might have fractures in the femur, should you still be walking without crutches? Doctors are stupid, they missed the damage to femur first time, right? Stay off that leg, get some crutches untill the bone is healing. I don't know anything about your injury besides what you told me, but when I go to a doctor, I am always impressed with their lack of interest or knowledge. I always learn alot more from the internet than from the doctor. The doctors are so busy and important, your problems are very insignificant to them.
Just my 2 cents, but I think Telerod is giving good advice here. If it hurts this much I would find a way to keep weight off it until I knew more. I know some great docs who I really trust. I sounds like you didn't get one of them! Good luck! LewBob
post #41 of 54
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My lower leg is where most of the pain and aches are so I am not convinced it is my femur but I have been staying off it as much as possible. The calf and shin muscles are where most of the pain is. The knee area in general feels good especially the upper half. It seems that only ankle flex and lower muscle contractions are what irritates my leg the most. This is what originally leg me to believe that it was only muscle pain.

Since I do tech support I can spend the majority of my day sitting down.

I will find out soon enough.
post #42 of 54
Since I do tech support I can spend the majority of my day sitting down.

I will find out soon enough.[/quote]

I wondered how you found the time to make so many posts! LewBob
post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by Scalce
Since I do tech support I can spend the majority of my day sitting down.

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You can't be in tech support---you speak english!

Hope your leg starts to get better soon!
post #44 of 54
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Originally Posted by skier_j
You can't be in tech support---you speak english!
I don't fit the stereotype of most techno geeks.

post #45 of 54
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Well the MGH Orthopod cleared me.

He said break of the Fibula head and stay off it. All ligaments are good.

When I asked him is I could ski this weekend he kind of looked at me funny.

It could be worse.
post #46 of 54
Hey, I happened to be married to a techno geek!
Scalce, bone injuries usually heal much better than ligaments. You'll be fine by next season!
post #47 of 54
I've had the same thing (shocked out of my neox bindings) happen twice in the last two weeks. It happened yesterday at Vail, almost exactly how you described, I just happened to go a few feet and get down safely.

I feel your pain as I have totally destroyed my left ACL and fractured my right tibial plateau 2 out of last 3 years. The break is much better, even those I was on crutches for 8 weeks.

Heal quickly!
post #48 of 54
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I just found out that I also cracked a rib during my spectacular wipeout.

I need to add that to my broken bones list.

sweeeeeeeeeet
post #49 of 54
Ya' tryin' to out do me, Scalce?
How's your breathing?
post #50 of 54
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Ya' tryin' to out do me, Scalce?
How's your breathing?
My breathing is fine which is why I though it was just a muscle sprain or tear.

As soon as the Dr pressed on that rib I knew it was messed up.

It may just me inflamed at the junction point as it was feeling better up until today when the doc pressed on it.
post #51 of 54
Sooo whats the deal buddy?
Everything healing up nice?
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by RJP
Sooo whats the deal buddy?
Everything healing up nice?
Long time no post.



I played tennis and ran alittle at the beginning of the summer without any pain.

I decided that skiing is just not expensive enough so I started golfing which is sucking up all my time.

I'll be out on the slopes as soon as the snow flies.
post #53 of 54
have you pruchased one of those variable weighted taylor made drivers yet for about the same cost as a new pair of B-5's???
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by skier_j
have you pruchased one of those variable weighted taylor made drivers yet for about the same cost as a new pair of B-5's???
No I have last year's R540 but my friend picked up an R7 Quad with the adjustable weights.

I like the R5's better which have preset weights in them.
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