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Forumites & Their Injuries

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by skifree, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I probably should stop drinking...

     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have they got you in a knee brace?
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Doesn't look toooo bad!! Mine looked more swollen in the first week. Fingers crossed for good outcomes!
     
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  4. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep!

    Just had a shower.

    RICE then put it back on and Zzzzzzzzz.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does the travel insurance cover your recovery back home too? Or is their job just to get you back?
     
  6. fenrir

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    One week on from a smashed face and sprained collar bone and it still hurts like hell. Best snow conditions of the year and I have to sit this weekend out.
    Hopefully I recover well enough by the week after it's not a season ender like some of the forumites above.
    @Ozgirl did the guy strapping you in to the improvised snowboard sled carry a green whistle? You seemed a bit more chipper by that point.
     
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  7. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep i figure she was penthraned
     
  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope Medicare is supposed to fix me!
     
  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope! Nothing.

    Honestly wouldn't want it. Its terrible stuff.

    The minute he got me splited the pain all but went. And once I stopped bum shuffling too.
     
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    It was weird. When I did my ACL there was no pain. An orthopod told me that the nerves in there were "primitive". I hate to think what I would have had to do to trigger them.

    The weirdest thing was that the patrol's first response was to ask me to try to traverse to a nearby lift. I tried, but the knee just disintegrated under me - the joint would not support anything and collapsed.
     
  11. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    No. It’s medicinal.
     
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  12. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks
     
  13. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah

    Classic presentation is hearing the pop, excruciating pain then nothing. and unable to weight bear.
     
  14. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    You’re welcome :) I speak from experience ;)
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Funnily enough I didn’t hear a pop or experience excruciating pain when I fell and tore my ACL. However, I fell again trying to hobble back to my car in Smiggins car park later and the pain then was through the roof .... ACL gone, meniscus damage, MCL strained. That was 2013 ...
     
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  16. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I felt the pop MCL.

    Didn’t think it was was ACL at all.

    Apparently if the MRI referral suspects meniscus then you get more back from bulk billing. So will be asking my GP to write that!

    Will be interesting to see what the damage is.
     
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    Can you lot please stop doing knees? It's pain inducing to read about. Ta.
     
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    When I smashed my tibia into many small pieces there was no pain. I didn’t take any pain relief for a couple of hours. I was in complete denial, hopping around the medical centre, right up until the chopper was on the way.
     
  19. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes I was going to say you too! Snowgoose gift baskets help too!
     
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  20. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    :eek:
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I kept saying “it’s just badly bruised” ;)
     
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  22. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    They really are lovely! (Ps you obviously saw my FB post ;))
     
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  23. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Were you still in your ski boot?
     
  24. Legs Akimbo

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    It's amazing how quickly expertise expands when you are in the middle of it.;)
     
  25. chicski

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    Yes, they took it off at the medical centre. I refused morphine until after I’d seen my kids. Had a shot just before being loaded into the chopper.
     
  26. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ha!

    I have been dishing out medical advice to an RN all week!

    Turns out she has Mono. Didn't pick that.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same when I broke my arm (last week a few years back) at Hotham with @SuskiQ - only hurt if I tried to pull my jacket down or hoike my ski pants up - any grip and pull. Doc was sure the X-ray was only a formality to settle the nervous patroller (SuskiQ) and reassure her I could still snowboard. I thought the same. Ummm... nope. Broken.
    Really freaking throbbed on the flight back to Perth the next night though!!
     
  28. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Magic wording for mbs reimbursement is ‘suspect internal derangement of knee- clinical suspicion acl /med meniscus disruption post trauma’ . A plain x Ray has to be ordered at the same time. Only applies for 16-49 yo. Older than that and it’s all out of your pocket.

    Most gp’s are fully aware of the loopholes for a bb’ed investigation but some need a little reminder ...
     
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    Oh everyone from patrol to Dr to nurse to radiographer knew my leg was smashed. I didn’t believe it until I saw the X-ray.
     
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    Interestingly enough, when the ski patrol took me to Perisher medical centre (2009), the doctor told me upon examination 'you are lucky you didn't do you ACL; it's probably just a meniscus', and sent me on my way. Walking, with my skis and in ski boots. I was skiing alone at the time. I took the ski tube (asked some guys to carry my skis downstairs) and drove my manual car back to Jindy. Because the doctor said it would be ok :mad: I even managed to stop in Nuggets to get dinner. Only later, when I finally got to my accommodation in East Jindy, I saw my melon size knee and felt the pain. Couldn't weight-bear. Did RICE, had Nurofen plus and posted on ski forums :D Bandaged my knee.

    A few days later, I was being driven home. The ortho could not believe that the med centre doctor did that. Fully torn ACL, partial MCL & meniscus. I hope she doesn't work there anymore. Only then I got a brace.
     
  31. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I heard a “crack” with my MCL. I thought I’d broken my Femur at first. It wasn’t until I tried to stand up and walk out (rather than get into the body bag), that I knew it was my knee from the loose wobble that was going on down there.
    All of those sounds are just icky and nasty. Yuck.
     
  32. MidLifeMadman

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    September 2016 - dropped in off the cat track at Treble Cone caught an edge on some ice..stacked right arm out..torn Laybrum in right shoulder no real immediate pain. However 7 hours later...it began 3 days of anguish and a surgery later 3 pins. Better than before.

    August 2014 - Remarkables took a jump hadn't surveyed before hand, smashed and crashed on landing, left knee every ligament strained to the point of breaking 10 weeks in a brace. Very lucky not to have totally blown the knee. Good as gold back on the planks.
     
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  33. chicski

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    Mine before




    And after

    And 15 months later
     
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  34. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s a lot of hardware!
     
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    Yes. And caused a lot of pain!
     
  36. Ozgirl

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    Bruising is coming out

     
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    :cry: Safe travel! And let me know tomorrow/Thursday what the GP?MRI.
    Fingers crossed your flight is really good xxoo
     
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    I had a friend do his ACL at the top of Jacksons in Niseko in about 50cm of fresh snow. Second turn into the face. As luck would have it he was the last to drop in.
    I heard a yell as I was about 3/4 down and stopped. I had to climb back up to get him. We managed to get to the bottom of Jacksons sliding on his good leg. Then we had to get him back out to the road. I put him on my back and piggy backed him to the creek crossing which was eventful because he's no lightweight. Me skiing that run out with 90kg's on my back was interesting. We ran into other mates at the creek crossing who had some gaffer tape so we taped him up and put his skis back on, then I skied as a crutch. Managed to get him to the graded part of the road at the bottom of Hana where we bundled him into a car and drove him to Hospital in Kutchan.
    If injured OOB in Japan you have to get your own way out. He'd done the full set as well ACL & MCL.
     
  39. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do not want to like that photo.
    :(

    Might be hocus pocus but I’d be taking arnica with bruising like that. Can’t hurt.
     
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    Its on! I haven't got tablets but got the strong ointment.

    I asked the physio yesterday and she said definitely!

    Will get the tablets when I get home. I can't take a lot of anti inflams at the moment.

    So it's my best bet.

    Check out the swelling on the foot even!

     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Flight socks?

    My physio recommended a trick for reducing swollen feet/lower legs after a flight or post injury swelling (obviously not applying heat to a new injury area!!).

    Two buckets of water. One as hot as you can hold your feet in for 5 minutes, the other cool. By alternating your feet in the hot then cold a few times it apparently works a bit like a pump with Vasodilation then constriction to get the fluid moving. Could be worth a shot when you get home.
     
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    Always a brave call excluding an ACL within a couple of days of injury. Post trauma quads co-contraction can mask the laxity on the lachmans/pivot shift.
    From a professional point of view, I always appreciate (not necessarily like) hearing when I missed a diagnosis. Everyone misses stuff , whatever trade you are in. The good ones don't miss it twice and if you are told what you miss or how you've ballsed up, you don't tend to do it again.
     
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    You will also get bone bruising (MRI will show that) from the torn ligament and the bones 'clash'.
     
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    I call experience the accumulated awareness of previous stuff ups.
     
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    Yes, I read somewhere that sometimes the laxity can be masked. This was within an hour or so from the injury. My knee was already swollen and I told her I was catching the tube/driving manual so I thought it was a bit negligent at the time, but she seemed absolutely certain. I know a good physician will not state something with absolute certainty until proven by tests.
     
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    Mine was somewhat similar, being thigh-deep in Shiga Kogen when it went. I could see the trail was about 300m away from me, I just had to get there through the deep snow before we could call ski patrol. After about 20 minutes of excruciating traverse I made it to the main run, which is about halfway down the mountain.

    My mates wanted to call patrol, but I figured by the time they got there I'd be frozen, so instead skied down on one ski, taking extra care around the beginners area not to get collected.

    Would have loved a green whistle. I don't think I've ever sworn so much on the way down a ski run.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not wrong.

    We called patrol in Niseko for an on-piste knee injury (no visible damage once scanned but she was sure she heard a pop). I reckon I could’ve picked her up and got down the hill falling leaf with a few breaks to rest my arms in 1/10 of the time. If it happened again I’d try and rig a sled out of what we had to get them down myself.
     
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    8 ski days and counting on the new rig.

    Feeling great. My rehab was not 'athlete grade' but nor can it be when you're juggling FT work and life. It was a fairly solid effort though - guided by a top sports/ski physio. Most importantly I gave it plenty of time. In some subtle ways it feels 'mechanically' different than the other knee, but it does everything it needs to do without complaint. My knees have always been a bit weird and clicky, so really it's spot on. The hammy isn't *quite* on par with the other yet and I'll keep working on that.

    Was immediately at home back on skis, and lapped Cow Camp day two without an issue - very pleased given the two year hiatus. Both legs are doing everything asked of them, and no pain/soreness at all even after consecutive big days. They feel very 'even' during and after skiing which is great. In many ways I am in better shape than pre-stack, as I never used to do much leg work at all. Training wise, it's a 'maintenance' approach during the season, and we will then ramp things up ahead of USA to improve power/endurance a little more.

    I haven't completed the formal 'return to sport' testing as yet, but am performing strongly on all metrics and my physio thinks it will be a formality at this point. Might look at ticking that box post-season.

    The whole process has given me a great appreciation of the mechanics of knees and the importance of training/injury prevention. Preseason for me used to entail a few jogs and laying off the burgers for a month or two, lel. Even my morning warmup routine is far more relevant/effective than it used to be.
     
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    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Similar experience here.

    By the time I was attended to in the med centre, well over an hour had lapsed since my fall, giving my knee enough time to go into locked up protection mode, which resulted in the false negative. I was naive at the time, but in the days that followed it became apparent they'd assessed the situation badly, as it was 'classic' ACL. That said, I was already prepared for the worst, as my (sports physio) sister had 'managed my expectations' by phone based on what had happened.

    I still can't believe I initially untangled myself and attempted to keep skiing on Wood Run before finally calling ski patrol. When the pain died down so quickly I thought I might have been ok. The first turns told me something was NQR down there.
     
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    I recall in the early days at Niseko, standing around with a couple of mates just near where the run meets the car park at the bottom of the gondola. When down comes an unfortunate in a sled. A taxi pulls up and the ski patrol bundle the poor unfortunate out of the sled and literally throw them into the back of the taxi, dump the skis in the boot and off to Kutchan.

    We just stood there and pissed ourselves laughing. It was comical. Hopefully no spinal injury.
     
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