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|11-29-2013 03:46 PM|
Originally Posted by danzo View Post
|11-10-2013 05:51 PM|
I know this is old thread but.
First, Killclimbz, thats one crazy story. Its unthinkable that hitting a tree could lead to an amputation.
Second, exact same thing happened to me as OP a couple years ago. I was riding at blue mountain, in the glades on those bumps and turns they have for the bikers, and i got going too fast and hit a tree. Luckily, i came out with a minor bruised rib and nothing else.
|10-07-2013 10:29 AM|
Well at least you didn't have Bigrig's experience after hitting a tree.
His leg was amputated. Pretty harsh right there.
|10-07-2013 05:29 AM|
|Weasley||I had a very similar experience as you did. I was just riding through some powder and there was a tree trunk sticking out but it was buried under the snow so i couldnt see it. Pretty much I rode into it and the log hit me right above my knee so i wrapped my body around it and then started flipping. I had no idea what happened. I was just riding and the next thing i know i was flipping head over heels. When i finally stopped i was upsidedown in a tree well and my leg felt like it was on fire. I unstrapped and stood up on my good leg and my lower leg from the knee down of the leg that hit the tree was just pivoting from side to side without any control over it. I could feel the joints moving around and i thought i dislocated my knee or something. Found out i tore my acl and damaged a few other ligament in there. Horrible experience. 4-6 month recovery time at the least and I am on month 4 now and it doesnt feel 100 percent haha but i should be good for this season.|
|04-19-2013 01:30 PM|
I hate when people say if it broke you'd be in excruciating pain.
So far that's never been the case with me at all. That night it hurts the worse, but the adrenaline keeps the pain away for a good bit of time.
Fibula is no big deal, believe it or not I was walking again in 2 weeks. Its a 10% weight bearing bone.
|04-19-2013 01:08 PM|
Just a heads up, so you're not too disappointed, when i went back for the follow up X-Ray I was expecting to see some real progress/healing...that wasn't the case. I was pretty bummed when I saw that it looked almost exactly the same as it did the first time. All you will probably see is a small "cloud" around the break; blood and calcium starting to form. Sure, it's healing, but I was not at all expecting to see.
It felt well enough after 8 weeks to get back out, though. I rode the last two weekends the mountain here was open...as long as it was groomed everything was good, when it turned to slush and got choppy, that's when it started to hurt. Needless to say, I was sore for a couple of days after, but all is good now. Good luck!
|04-19-2013 11:10 AM|
|mhaas||Yesterday I couldnt make a turn tight enough while riding some really heavy snow and I actually cut in half/exploded a 2 inch thick aspen that was thankfully dead and rotten. It was terrifying and empowering at the same time. Snowboards have edges all the was around for a reason. Keep them sharp!!|
|04-18-2013 09:02 PM|
|pdxrealtor||Nice bike. Watch out for those trees!|
|04-18-2013 02:10 AM|
Here I was thinking squats were suffice.
Well, it will be 4 weeks tomorrow, and I'm walking in pretty much full swing now. Still got some pains lingering in the muscles when I apply certain stresses but the doc said that'd be a part of the rehab process.
Going for xrays in a couple weeks to deal double check the fracture.
All in all, it has been quite the experience. Found that Epsom eucalyptus bathes helped relax the muscles and eating at least 2 bananas a day helped ease the muscle cramps.
Sad that the season is over, but the sun is out! Was nice to pull my summer mountain slayer out the closet today
|04-03-2013 02:54 PM|
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
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