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post #31 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-18-2010, 10:08 PM
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Those are pretty ridiculous injuries man. Glad to see you're doing better, though, and I hope the recovery is continuing. Can't wait to see the video of your first run back!

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post #32 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 01:00 PM
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DAMN ! That is truly gnarly.Hope you recover dude.
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Wow i thought i had it bad. I slammed into a tree in the glades one day after fucking up my landing on a jump. hit it dead on, snaped my board at the binding, spun me around and my back took the rest of it, ended up with a spinal compression. Fortunatly the worst i have to endure is physio therapy, i tell you if my head took the front of that wipe out i'd be more than dead.
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I mean it's a neat post but thats quite a dig here
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Amputation Time!

So right now I'm undergoing what's called ankle distraction arthroplasty. Basically I've got my third ex-fix on to pull the ankle joint appart to see if we can make the osteoarthritis any better. My wife, surgeon, and probably most importantly, me, all agree that a below-the-knee amputation is the best answer. I've seen some videos of guys snowboarding with a BKA, so I'm anxious to try it. I'm still a few years away from it, but I cannot wait to get back on a board. Absolutely cannot wait. I'm jealous of all of you.
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So right now I'm undergoing what's called ankle distraction arthroplasty. Basically I've got my third ex-fix on to pull the ankle joint appart to see if we can make the osteoarthritis any better. My wife, surgeon, and probably most importantly, me, all agree that a below-the-knee amputation is the best answer. I've seen some videos of guys snowboarding with a BKA, so I'm anxious to try it. I'm still a few years away from it, but I cannot wait to get back on a board. Absolutely cannot wait. I'm jealous of all of you.
I can only imagine how difficult a decision that must be... get well and get back boarding soon.
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I have dealt with the surgery side of alot of injuries like this. It really does suck. I would probably opt for the lowest bka as possible and if your surgeon knows how to do it, I think the people with the gastroc flaps do the best with rehab and walking quickly.
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post #38 of 60 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 12:29 PM
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Holy crap! I hadn't checked in on this thread in a good long while.

I'm bummed to hear you are going to have to lose part of your leg. That is a high price to pay. With a below the knee amputation, you can definitely continue to snowboard. Adaptive technologies are pretty great these days.

Good luck and +++vibes your way.
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Good luck with the healing man! Keep on with thinking about the things to look forward to when you are fit again. The motivation that stuff like snowboarding brings is invaluable as part of the rehab process.
I just spent/am spending summer in rehab after achilles rupture surgery. Nothing compared to what you are going through, you must be one tough mofo! Kia Kaha!
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wow man thats horrible! i hope you heal up fast and get back on the board. stay strong man!

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