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Forumites & Their Injuries

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

  1. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ahhh yeah you did.
    But I’d still be more concerned about the ATFL though. Bones heal quick and easy compared, especially non displaced fractures.
     

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  2. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah not worried about the fractures. More that there is 3 things wrong with it that the hospital didn't care about!

    I have an appt with a surgeon to discuss options.
     
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  3. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    The bruising pattern on your foot does make more sense now though. Poor love x
     
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  4. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well the feet are starting to look a little more normal.

    4 weeks post injury.
     
  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    If there’s no displacement of the base of your fibula from your tibia, then hopefully a moonboot will fix the problem.
    The ruptured ligaments should fill in with scar tissue to stabilise the joint.
    I destroyed 3/5 of the ligaments on the outside of my ankle and partially tore another.
    No surgery but a functional ankle with reduced range of motion and it still skis (but not tele).
    Speedy recovery, walking and sliding!
     
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  6. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks,

    No displacement I don't think. I don't think it's lax either (it doesn't feel different to the other foot)
     
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  7. markopolo

    markopolo Naughty Corner Resident Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    So had a good Skype consult with a surgeon last night. He thinks surgery is not likely and wants me to wean off the boot and start physio ASAP.

    I slept with only one boot on last night! LOL
     
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  9. Chookfooter

    Chookfooter One of Us

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    In this weather I would have put pyjamas on as well, but that's me, I'm a wuss.
     
  10. Byron

    Byron Hard Yards

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    I promised some Xrays of the broken humerus tuberosity. There are cracks in the head as well. These are day 1 shots, currently on day 25.

    As an aside, anyone know a good shoulder physio in Canberra>?
    IMG_20200825_211534.jpg IMG_20200825_211518.jpg
     
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  11. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    @chicski ?
     
  12. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    arrrggghhhhhh going a bit stir crazy here.

    I'm upright - YAY (on crutches and mum keeps getting shocked at how tall i am :rolleyes:)

    But still reliant on others to escape the house. and get outside (not really mobility friendly block here)
     
  13. cruisin along

    cruisin along A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    What’s that expression yoda uses.....time my young padwan will pass slowly but good will legs be
     
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    Adricat One of Us

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    Elite Rehab & Sports Physiotherapy in Deakin, Liam Phillips.
     
  15. Byron

    Byron Hard Yards

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    Funny you should suggest them - I went to them for my hip and I've booked in to see Liam on Wednesday.

    As an update - saw the doctor yesterday. The fracture has healed and from the examination the rotator cuff appears to be intact. So now it's the fun and games of rehab!
     
  16. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had my final date with fracture clinic on Monday - also got the all clear. I was lucky enough to get the consultant. YAY

    He was lovely (Ashman) so now i just need to work towards independence (namely driving!) again.
     
  17. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No news is good news I guess. Nothing to report from my side of things.

    Sad to see the snow melt (I feel like that every year). It doesn't matter that I have missed skiing the last 2 seasons, I still look at the cams multiple times per day.

    But happy to be purchasing Epic Passes for my family and planning a week in Perisher in mid August 2021, staying at The Man. I hope to be more mobile by then and hope that the infection has gone and Covid-19 restrictions are just a memory.

    Cheers
     
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    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great news, @Ozgirl and @Kangaroo . Glad to hear you're on the path.

    Over the weekend I went for my first ski since doing my ACL in Shiga Kogen 2.5 years ago. Despite a few moments of discomfort and one silly moment of going beyond my abilities and nearly popping it again, I'm pleased to say all limbs are in one piece today.

    Bring on the next slide.
     
  19. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    And you had a reconstruction! Have you been shirking your rehab ;).
    Seriously you should be feeling rock solid .
     
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  20. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hehe, doesn't everyone shirk rehab?

    I think I'm nearly back at pre-injury leg strength, but the knee does make some interesting grinding and graunching feelings from day to day, so am a little conservative with it as a result. I'd just hate to go through it all again!

    Having said that, I charge up and down running trails with gay abandon, so in general I'd say it's pretty good!
     
  21. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well my physio is happy with my progress!

    Next week i am allowed to sit in my (stationary) vehicle and practice braking and accelerating. LOL
     
  22. cold wombat

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    Haven't you had enough practice "breaking"?
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't forget to say Brrrmmm brrrmmmm
     
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  24. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Im driving! Woot woot. Freedom

    Surprisingly easy - thank god.

    i still walk slow - anyone who has seen my dad walk (need knee replacement) im slower than him! That ankle proprioception, especially with no ACL. is a tricky bugger!

    It hurts to get into hiking boots each day. wont even attempt ski boot assessment until that stops hurting, or next season - which ever comes first!
     
  25. Untele-whippet

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    Woot
     
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  26. Kangaroo

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    Hi there,

    received some good news in my orthopaedic review on Friday last. No signs of infection and CRP levels remain low. I asked about the previous slightly elevated level and the surgeon explained that it could be as simple as a small cut somewhere on the body (probably true as I have lots of small cuts from fishing and handling flathead).

    They are working on an end plan now (rather than "kicking a can down the road" approach). That plan is to have an "antibiotic holiday" for a period of time to see how my body handles things without the drugs. If all goes well, they are planning on removing the antibiotic cement that they put in my tibia and replace it with cadaver (donor) bone.

    Following that, and further down the track, they hope to do a knee replacement including replacing the entire top of the tibia. The fractures that hadn't healed so quickly previously are now showing signs of consolidating.

    In the x-ray below you can see where they inserted the antibiotic cement in the top of the tibia. Interesting to see the union of the fibula. Not aligned perfectly by any means, but no issue. The long fractures down the tibia have essentially healed, but the upper areas are still very visible. Some of the internal stitches are still visible 5 months since my last (16th) operation.




    Also pleased to have purchased EPIC passes for my family for 2021. I fully expect to spend a week in Perisher, but highly unlikely that I'll get to ski yet (maybe one day in the future).

    Cheers, hope you are all well.

    At least I got my snow fix on the weekend on the Oberon Plateau

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  27. cold wombat

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    Jolly good show old chap! One hell of a marathon.
     
  28. Untele-whippet

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    It’s great to hear of the planned orthopaedic roadmap to the finish and that you’re remaining so positive!
     
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  29. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So glad to hear that update @Kangaroo
     
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  30. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Sadie.
    Things seem to be turning around for me. I just hope that it continues. I'd love to at least be able to have a week in the snow next year without pain. I can be the official table-minder for the family.

    Cheers
     
  31. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    From where you’ve been, I think there is a high chance of that happening in the future!!
     
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