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Injury Update

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by downhillracer, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. downhillracer

    downhillracer Turbo Monkey

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    To those who don't know I broke my wrist pretty bad at the first Beacon Hill race this year. I got a pretty nasty break through my scaffoid and tore the ligaments. Well I had surgery this morning and got a Ti screw put through my scaffoid and four Ti pins to hold my wrist together. The surgery went smoothly with no complications. In six weeks I get the pins out, but the screw will stay with me. With determination and plenty of PT I should be back riding my bike by late may/early june time frame, maybe sooner with some luck. I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement. It definitely reminds me what great friends I have through riding and racing. I am bummed to have to miss racing sea otter and the pro grt in PA but I will for sure be out there to cheer everyone on!

    -Tyler
     

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  2. muddy beast

    muddy beast Turbo Monkey

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    Healing vibes sent your way man! Bummer about the crash.

    ~Scott
     
  3. Certified Drunk

    Certified Drunk SVT-Lightning

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    LMK, if you need a really good PT person. I know one in Kirkland.
     
  4. chance199

    chance199 Monkey

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    whos your PT?

    Vibes man! Get better fast!
     
  5. DamienD

    DamienD Monkey

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    injerys suck. but bones heal in no time it seems. whats a PT?
     
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    Physical Therapist. Bigger injuries usually require these skilled folks.
     
  7. Guntruck

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    I've got a screw in my scaphoid myself. I found a Dr. who scoped it rather than opening it up and I was back to doing whatever I wanted in a month. Hopefully this heals up quick.
     
  8. downhillracer

    downhillracer Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks again for the kind words guys! I will be back in the saddle soon enough, just gonna take some time.
     
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    Heal up quick and get back at it.
     
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    Best of luck with recovery, I've been there way too many times to count:thumb:
     
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    Good luck man. Wrists are a tough thing to break. I have a great PT program to get it back full strength. 3 payments of 19.95.
     
  12. BUFFALO

    BUFFALO Vigorous Giver of Reputation

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    Don't rush the healing process. I broke that also and did some things I shouldn't have done with the pins in and cast on. It took a really long time for it to heal properly. My advice is to take it very easy and rest that arm the entire time. I was so anxious to get back to doing things, I couldn't wait, and it totally screwed me in the long run.
     
  13. downhillracer

    downhillracer Turbo Monkey

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    thanks for the tip :thumb:. thats exactly what I plan on doing. I dont want to do anything to jeopardize my ability to ride/race in the future.
     
  14. downhillracer

    downhillracer Turbo Monkey

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    Hardware!
     
  15. livewakesnow

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    yikes! i only had 2 pins in my wrist, a little lower than the 2 on your outside. its been 7 or 8 years and im beginning to feel pain in my wrist:/ hopefully you recover better than me. i dont remember having to do physical therapy though and i remember how long it took to get near my full range of motion back. good luck with a fast and successful recovery