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post #31 of 45
dawgcatching,

Just saw this thread and am sorry to learn of your injury. You seem to have a very positive attitude about it though which should speed the recovery process along.

Best wishes.
post #32 of 45
You have my empathy, in buckets!

I will bet money you'll be biking before August if you really want to. Keep it moving and get yourself an exercise band and keep that knee moving. Don't forget you have an ankle, too. Rotate it all the time.

It's time now to RICE that baby: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate. It's too soon to be up and about. Do your movements with it elevated. Give yourself time. Keep the swelling to a minimum.

Read this. It might help you. http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=51304

Was your break compound? It would be easier recovery if it wasn't (less muscle damage).

Good luck and post in the Injury forum. We're all pullin for ya.
post #33 of 45
Good luck Scott. Tough way to end the season.

With your fitness level and attitude, I'm sure you'll be back quickly. Best wishes to you.
post #34 of 45
Sorry to hear about your injury Scott. What a bummer. Hope you heal up in time for next season!
post #35 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
You have my empathy, in buckets!

I will bet money you'll be biking before August if you really want to. Keep it moving and get yourself an exercise band and keep that knee moving. Don't forget you have an ankle, too. Rotate it all the time.

It's time now to RICE that baby: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate. It's too soon to be up and about. Do your movements with it elevated. Give yourself time. Keep the swelling to a minimum.

Read this. It might help you. http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=51304

Was your break compound? It would be easier recovery if it wasn't (less muscle damage).

Good luck and post in the Injury forum. We're all pullin for ya.
That is more or less the same program the surgeon has me on, although he said that ice after around 5 days (today is the 6th) may not do much. I am in such a heavy cast and splint that it doesn't seem to really penetrate. I can't do much about the compression either, as the splint again is pretty much impregnable. Rest is coming along well, and elevation is pretty much the norm, unless I am stumbling around on my crutches. My break was not compound, but the muscle was pretty well mashed in with the bone, even so. Bones didn't break the skin but were obviously protruding.

Thanks for the good thoughts and helpful hints. I still have 9 days before my follow-up appointment, with nothing really to go on with regards to what I should be doing or not doing.
post #36 of 45
Cast? Splint? Is the hardware internal or external?:::
post #37 of 45
Scott,
PM sent. I shattered my tib/fib 5 years ago, skiing. Details in the message. If you have any questions about the recovery process, just ask. At least you and I have "something" in common with Herman Maier. :
post #38 of 45
Well that sucks Dawg! We will have to get together in September or October for a bike ride! I am coming back from my surgery and just went for my first jog yesterday, man I have lost alot in a short time but feeling better every day! I am sure you will recover quickly and bet you will be able to kick my butt by September! So, I'm calling you out and presenting a challenge to healthiness!!!

best wishes for a speedy recovery,
bud
post #39 of 45
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! This injury stuff sucks don't it?
post #40 of 45
Dang Scott!! Sorry to read about this. Good luck on your recovery. At least it sounds like you'll be good as new when it's all over.

I just sent you a PM before I read this... :
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post
Well that sucks Dawg! We will have to get together in September or October for a bike ride! I am coming back from my surgery and just went for my first jog yesterday, man I have lost alot in a short time but feeling better every day! I am sure you will recover quickly and bet you will be able to kick my butt by September! So, I'm calling you out and presenting a challenge to healthiness!!!

best wishes for a speedy recovery,
bud
HI Bud,

I am very glad to hear that you are improving. It sounds like you are on the mend much faster than I am, but since I had a head start in terms of cycling fitness (I had already been racing) then we should be level come fall. See you then!

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Cast? Splint? Is the hardware internal or external?:::
The rod/screws are all internal, and I have a heavy splint and 3-sided cast to keep things in place. It comes off next Thursday and I won't have that stupid 15lbs pulling on my leg each time I get up. It should be a positive thing.
post #42 of 45
Dawg, so sorry to hear that. If it makes you feel any better, I blew my ACL years ago on that same traverse. Guess without the gnarly black diamonds we have to get creative in how we get hurt at Bachelor.

How was the patrol?

Get better soon. Are you back at the shop yet? Send me a PM if you have time, I want to bring in my wife for boot fitting.

Newf
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post
HI Bud,

I am very glad to hear that you are improving. It sounds like you are on the mend much faster than I am, but since I had a head start in terms of cycling fitness (I had already been racing) then we should be level come fall. See you then!



The rod/screws are all internal, and I have a heavy splint and 3-sided cast to keep things in place. It comes off next Thursday and I won't have that stupid 15lbs pulling on my leg each time I get up. It should be a positive thing.
Why would they put your leg in a CAST/SPLINT at all??:

Did they give you a reason for it? It seems that the hardware would be all that is necessary.

We asked the surgeon who installed mine (ha, like a set of struts), and he said that once the hardware is in, that bone is as strong as it's ever gonna be. I could walk on it from day one if I could handle the pain.

Having been through the same thing, I see no purpose whatever for having a cast with it. We need pictures!!!
post #44 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
Why would they put your leg in a CAST/SPLINT at all??:

Did they give you a reason for it? It seems that the hardware would be all that is necessary.

We asked the surgeon who installed mine (ha, like a set of struts), and he said that once the hardware is in, that bone is as strong as it's ever gonna be. I could walk on it from day one if I could handle the pain.

Having been through the same thing, I see no purpose whatever for having a cast with it. We need pictures!!!
The word for me from the surgeon was that my bone wouldn't be weight-bearing for 2 months. Perhaps they installed the rod in the tibia (which is strong) and the fibula will have to heal fully on it's own. I am not really sure.

I will get some pics after my visit to the doc next week, and see if they are in a format I can post (I have access to a scanner, but have never used it). At this point, I could do partial weight-bearing on it if I had an OK, but it sounds like that even partial weight-bearing, from what the surgeon initially told me, is another 3 weeks away. I am going to have to hop around the neighborhood on crutches for 30 minutes a day to stay in shape in the meantime
post #45 of 45
Sorry to hear your bad news, Dawg. Having also experienced my first skiing injury recently, (right after I received my new Watea 94s from you) I would say that during rehab if you can workout your upper body if will help you from going stir crazy while your leg recovers. Having friends who seem to injury themselves fairly often, I feel pretty lucky to have had only one injury in 40 years of skiing, by that measure I'll be in my 80s before the next one; hopefully your frequency of injury will be even less. Best of luck.
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