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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Possible broken wrist ......artghhh

My middle boy went to our local hill with the school snowboard club. We got a bunch of texts and calls from him he's at the ski patrol HQ. Lots of pain and on the way to hospital now.

We were going to a bigger resort/hill in 2 weeks. I told him to take it easy...

I also tried talking both of them into wrist guards last night. The oldest decided to wear mine the middle said " dad I don't need those " looks like we are enacting a new rule in addition to helmets, wrist guards.

Hope he's ok, I'll update as I learn more
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Hey Slyder, hope your boy's alright. Just wanted to let you in on some info I heard from some of my fellow Ski Patrollers. They told me that although wrist guards are great for preventing injuries to the wrist, they actually increase your likelihood of obtaining an upper arm injury/ dislocating a shoulder because of the dynamics of how the wrist guard keeps your wrist straight.
Having said all of that I have not done any research on this myself, nor can I surely say which sources my fellow patrollers got this particular info from, but it may be something to consider researching. Again this is all mere speculation and there is no real merit to this information (except maybe it came from a ski patroller :P).
Glad to hear the helmet rule though, I'm a big fan of those things

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I will deffinately ask out orthopedic about that and see if he has any info on that subject. Thanks for the insight on that.
I just got the texts and he is in a tremendous amount of pain and this kid has been through so much medical wise. It really sadens me to have another issue arise. I just pray if it is a break, it's a simple break if there is such a thing.

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I feel for you sir, my first year on patrol and I've seen only one person in tremendous pain (broken arm), quite an experience. I guess the only comfort anyone can give you is that he's in the hospital now and that he should be in good hands. Wish I could give you a better idea of what your son is dealing with but I wasn't there and even if I was, I don't have Superman X-ray vision :/ Also, if it is "just" the wrist then another comforting piece of information is there's not allot that can go horribly wrong in there.
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Sorry I should reword my last statement about "not allot that can go horribly wrong with the wrist", what I meant was there's only one thing that would worry me about a wrist injury - lack of circulation to the wrist/hand. But patrollers are trained to recognize it. So really wrist injuries are pretty minor, allot of pain but minor.
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he's still waiting for an xray
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although wrist guards are great for preventing injuries to the wrist, they actually increase your likelihood of obtaining an upper arm injury/ dislocating a shoulder because of the dynamics of how the wrist guard keeps your wrist straight.
From what I've read, that notion is urban legend.
  1. O'Neill paper
  2. Wrist guards for snowboarders - www.ski-injury.com - Ski Injury
  3. http://www.physioroom.com/experts/ex...ist_injury.php

I haven't yet found a wrist brace that so sturdy that it eliminates all motion at the wrist. In addition, there's a fairly large joint in between the wrist and the shoulder that is still free to move and disperse forces.

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Damn, i hope its not to serious. Best of luck.
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Best of luck to your son Slyder. Be sure that somebody looks over the x-rays good. The ER doc didn't see my dislocated wrist and it was out for over 2 days.

PS even if the wrist guard moving injury wasn't a myth almost any arm injury is preferable to a wrist injury. The wrist is just such a complicated joint with out much muscle around it for support.


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From what I've read, that notion is urban legend.
  1. O'Neill paper
  2. Wrist guards for snowboarders - www.ski-injury.com - Ski Injury
  3. Wrist Injuries and their Prevention During Snowboarding - Expert Treatments

I haven't yet found a wrist brace that so sturdy that it eliminates all motion at the wrist. In addition, there's a fairly large joint in between the wrist and the shoulder that is still free to move and disperse forces.
Thank you very much for those articles, I'll make sure to print one off and bring it up at the next briefing. I may consider actually wearing wrist guards on duty now. You can never be too safe :P
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