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Old 11-17-2008, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I injured myself while playing hockey back in september. I broke my tibia + Fibula+dislocated my ankle and tore the ligaments. I went through surgery and i have a small plate + 8 screws. This is my 8th week of recovery. My question is, how bad were you injuries and how soon were you able to ride?

Im pretty sure that i have to take this season off from snowboarding and concentrate on recovery, but do u think there is a small chance of me snowboarding maybe once this season?

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Old 11-17-2008, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dude, you have 8 screws in your leg. I would give it a whole year at least.

Really your doctor is the best person to answer this question since they will be able to tell you of your risk of re-injury. If there is no risk of hurting it more, then I would say you would only need a high pain tolerance. Normal riding may not be so much of a problem compared to sticking any kind of landing.

So did you go feet first into the boards? That looks like a nasty break.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The bones themselves won't give you any problems after a few weeks since they're being supported by plates/screws/pins/etc. 8 weeks in and they will have already healed.

The real issue is your ligaments.

You will be fine to go boarding this season; just take it easy until you feel your ankle's strength is back.
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My wife is a physical therapist. She is shaking her head.

I'd say play it safe and take a break. You don't want to make it worse.
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My wife is a physical therapist. She is shaking her head.

I'd say play it safe and take a break. You don't want to make it worse.

I must agree. I should be okay for the next season, right?
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I'd play it safe and rest on it and start therapy or regular excercise to get ready for next season.
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I'd say you'll be able to ride because of the surgery. Just take it easy no, no high impact stuff. If you had to recover with non operative treatment then you'd be out a year.
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2 years ago (summer) I spiral fractured my fibula. Was fine when i took it easy down the hill (7 months later - could have been earlier if I really wanted to).
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I know someone who snapped their leg clean in half at the start of a season, he got pinned up and tried to ski at the end of the season and had to be helped off the mountain because it was too much for the leg. You also have the problem of torn ligaments, they need to be right before you go ride again, the last thing you wanna do is blow out your ankle and have to start the whole healing process over again because it wasn't ready to take the load.

Just speak to your doctor as he/she is the one who actually knows how its broken and how much healing your gonna need. It's all well and good people on here saying when it'll be ready as they don't know the full story of the injury.
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2 years ago (summer) I spiral fractured my fibula. Was fine when i took it easy down the hill (7 months later - could have been earlier if I really wanted to).
You gotta remember he is barely 2 months out of surgery that's hardly any time at all...if you wanted you would probably want to at least wait until near the end of the season in a few more months...
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