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Anyone ever broken some bones?

Fourth run of the season on my new complete setup and i took a spill and ended up breaking my left humerus (bicep bone) of my arm just after picking up a season full time pass...yeah you could call me lucky And now im stuck debating whether or not i should return it, but im leaning towards holding onto it.

So it broke the night of Dec 22nd on the last run of the day, and got surgery on christmas eve, pins weren't enough so three screws were needed. Doc says 6-8 weeks to have the bone healed, but that means im gonna be missing muscle mass, would you think it's safe to start riding a week or two after the doc says the bone is healed,(not medical advice, just a second opinion) with the absence of muscle? My hockey season is finished which really sucks, but shit happens.

Any of you guys had experience with a broken humerus? How long did it take?

original break (about an hour or so after the crash):


The next day before surgery (bone shifted):


During surgery, pretty much what it looked like after:
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Sorry to hear, it sucks having to sit on the sidelines because of an injury. Not sure about your medical questions, i have not a clue, but heal up quick and get back to shreddin!
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Yeah it does, no movement for six weeks so i sit in bed staring at my boards during a record winter (heavy snowfall all day everyday)...Whistler trip on the march break and i should be good to go for then Thanks dude shred some pow for me,
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Snapped my clavicle two years ago hitting jumps that were way to big for my skill level. LOL

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Yeah it does, no movement for six weeks so i sit in bed staring at my boards during a record winter (heavy snowfall all day everyday)...Whistler trip on the march break and i should be good to go for then Thanks dude shred some pow for me,
I would but im in the praries haha Thats gonna have to wait until a trip west.
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Snapped my clavicle two years ago hitting jumps that were way to big for my skill level. LOL

@TintedOut - Dude...same exact injury happened to me last season. Not jumps though....moustrapped on a sheet of ice and broke my left clavicle. Had a pin in it and everything. Probably the worst pain in my life.

For the OP - I'm no doctor but I'd be wary about riding again immediately after its healed. You will have NO muscle mass, which means no buffer for it if you do hit it again. Plus, that area of the arm - geometrically - is very dynamic, meaning you use it a lot and it can go in many different directions, which will autmatically make you're recovery time longer or shorter depending on how much you use the arm. I dunno, my 0.02.
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Yeah it was not funniest thing in the world. When it happened I had my buddy drive me back to my local ER. Two hours away. I felt every bump. To be honest the worst part was when they pulled the pin out. I felt it twist out of my bone.
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You should be asking your doctor, not random people on an internet forum.
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You should be asking your doctor, not random people on an internet forum.
I ask every time I go in, but all he ever tells me is "to be completely safe, take the season off and don't even ride a bike until you're 100% (which will take 6+ months) but they're obligated to tell me that. I know some skiers who rode right out of the cast/sling and actually progressed faster in their recovery period because they worked out their muscles slowly with the pole movements.
As long as I don't fall on it it makes sense that I'll be fine
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Fuckkkkkkkkkkkk no lol.
Get it out of your head right now. Your primary concern right now is healing. Yes it takes 4-6 weeks for healing to be stable but that doesnt mean it's at the original strength. You have to Rehab first which is going to be a life long process. Dont' slack on it, but don't overdo it.
Take the year off, it's not the end of the world, focus on getting healthy.
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