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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 06:25 PM
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Broken hand....

Broke my hand snowboarding last night. Is this a common injury in snowboarding?

I broke my 4th metacarpal, and it was a spiral fracture that might require a plate put on it.

Its really disappointing to have this happen because I was just starting to really get good.

Also, anyone else with this injury that knows what kind of recovery time i need? I am too anxious to wait until tomorrow to find out!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 06:27 PM
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I don't know about the specific break you have being common, but yes hands, wrists, arms, ribs, legs, all kinds of breaks are pretty common in snowboarding.

When you're participating in an extreme sport, you take that risk ) =

Hope you hand heals up well and you dont have bad long lasting affects

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 09:39 PM
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Most fractures are healing by 6-8 weeks and usually take 3 months for full healing. I would not start snowboarding before 3 months because you can re-fracture and need a revision surgery. Fractures in the hand and arms are common in snowboarding because we usually land on our outstretched upper extremity to break a fall. There are many common snowboarding injuries though including head and spleen injuries. The only injury I had so far was a wrist fracture last year and was a bad end to a good season. After surgery it healed great. Good luck.
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i broke my hand 2 years ago it sucked and all but 2 months after getting a rod put in i was back out rippin



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