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post #51 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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make sure y'all are having the conversation re getting all that hardware out. I can promise you, you're not gonna want it in there. Also make sure you're working on your scar adhesion therapy.
You think?
I've had a few friends with hardware. My boss actually has a very similar fibula in terms of screws and plates and she got hers repaired over 30 years ago. Absolutely no ill effects from the parts and says she never even noticed they were in there. On the other hand a friend of mine broke her femur and had to have the hardware removed later on down the line. I figured it mainly depended on how your body reacts to the foreign objects.
Also, scar adhesion therapy... what is it?
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"Most" of my injuries have occurred in late season. Now I've learned the hard way to pass on spring conditions, especially in the park. It seems fun but the snow is grabbier and heavier, transitions and landings are worse and it's just statistically risky. So I always force myself to pack it in by April.

Most parks in most resorts are risky as it is when it comes to jump building. There just aren't enough qualified guys to go around who know how to properly build nor the money from the resorts. So often the geometry is way off. If you are landing in the flats off a 25 footer it sounds like typical average park in spring - dangerous. For some reason people feel like its easier to chuck all their tricks in spring conditions and to push their progression but it's hit or miss.

Good luck with your recovery. Do all the proper rehab to strengthen the small muscles.
Yes and no, I mean at that time of year up north here in Alberta, the temps were probably close to what you would get in the middle of January in your typical interior BC or Montana resort, so I wouldn't say the conditions in the park weren't any more dangerous than I had seen before. In fact the most dangerous I remember it being was in February when the temperature reached -25C and the landings were even more unforgiving. I agree with you though that the construction of the jump was not made with speed in mind, most kids would drop from a point a bit lower and not carry enough to clear the jump, whereas the point I was dropping from ensured I hit the sweet spot of the landing and would be able to roll away (or so I thought). I wish I had video of the crash just so I could tell where it all went wrong, I mean I am the type of person to warm up, get used to a jump, practice easier tricks to get comfortable and then try new things instead of just huck myself and scream YOLO, hoping for the best.
In hindsight, perhaps I should have been working on the trick on the L jump (35 ft.). The jump would have been impossible to overshoot and if I managed to carry enough speed (or even if I didn't) the consequences would have been nowhere near as bad...

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You think?
I've had a few friends with hardware. My boss actually has a very similar fibula in terms of screws and plates and she got hers repaired over 30 years ago. Absolutely no ill effects from the parts and says she never even noticed they were in there. On the other hand a friend of mine broke her femur and had to have the hardware removed later on down the line. I figured it mainly depended on how your body reacts to the foreign objects.
Also, scar adhesion therapy... what is it?
Those screw heads in your ankle are going to bother you when you wear a boot. Almost for sure, especially once the swelling has gone down. The scar adhesion sucks, it where you have to break up the scar tissue under the skin so the scar doesn't adhere to the muscle fascia underneath.

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Might want to try heat molded liners… Could really be a help.
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Those screw heads in your ankle are going to bother you when you wear a boot. Almost for sure, especially once the swelling has gone down. The scar adhesion sucks, it where you have to break up the scar tissue under the skin so the scar doesn't adhere to the muscle fascia underneath.
Hm haven't heard of that either... I will have to ask about it when I go in for my follow up in 4 more weeks.
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i had a similar fracture (not from boarding) 10 years back, my ankle still makes a cracking noise when i walk without shoes/boots that cover the ankle and when it's really really really cold it sometimes swells a bit but no trouble boarding.
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