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Old 12-16-2011, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, second season in a row I have managed to break myself. Broke my fibula and tibia on Monday (riding), having surgery next Tuesday. I realise it depends on the surgeon, how I respond, etc, but anyone had a similar experience and any idea when I can ride again? I am an Aussie here until 12th March. If I can ride after 8 weeks it is worth me staying, if not there is not much point if I can't ride... any feedback, etc would be much appreciated.

I broke my Radius & Ulna in the park in our season, requiring surgery, and was back out riding after 7 weeks. I realise ankle could be more as it is weight bearing. I am booze free, taking multi vitamin, fish oil, magnesium, calcium. Eating incredibly well and I am determined so will be dedicated to any physio/rehab required.

I really wanna ride some more here at Winter Park, but I am also supposed to be doing a month long road/snow trip in Cali in April too....

So frustrated!!
When the doctor/PT say you can ride!

I feel for you though... probably 8-10 weeks but it really depends on how bad/complicated the break was, how good you are about letting it rest (i.e. not trying to rehab it too early) for the first couple of weeks... and then being very diligent (but not over-eager) with your rehab... I mean I know some people don't even get their cast off for 6-7 weeks... after that their healing leg is a shriveled stick that need more than a few weeks of rehab.

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