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12/6/2010 7:57 PM

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Broke my vernacular into 3 pieces.
14 screws and a few plates later.
Its going to be a long road to recovery. Cant wait to get back on two wheels!
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12/7/2010 9:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2010 9:13 AM

Dang, look at all that hardware!

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Dislocated wrist led to a torn ligament and 5 months off the bike. I'm just now seriously getting back on it.

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12/10/2010 9:24 AM

Elbow, 2007
Pins, screws, wires, oh my. 3-4 months off the bike, hardware still in there to this day, no problem!
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12/10/2010 9:34 AM

Crash at nationals this summer: broke my collarbone in 2 places and broke and dislocated my elbow (you can see how the forearm has healed up too from a horse back riding accident 15 years ago)
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12/10/2010 9:54 AM

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Shattered my right calcaneus back in 2002. Just happy to be walking again...
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12/10/2010 10:26 AM

Bayou wrote:

Crash at nationals this summer: broke my collarbone in 2 places and broke and dislocated my elbow (you can see how the forearm ...more

That looks like my collarbone at the moment. Did you have surgery or let it heal on its own?

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12/10/2010 10:37 AM

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Broke my wrist in 7 places at Nationals in Sol VIsta this year. Was off the bike for 4 weeks, then started riding the streets for some bike withdrawal fix. Here is the link to the vid of the wreck:http://www.pinkbike.com/video/172550/
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12/10/2010 10:42 AM

Dang Ben. Ouch.

Here's your video, embedded:



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12/10/2010 10:48 AM

Thanks Brandon! We will be shredding the OC tomorrow if you wrist is back in shape.

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12/10/2010 11:40 AM

I wish I had sweet x-rays like you guys...

I had a laforte II break in 2008 at a skatepark. Nose cased off a 6' hip, landed to flat on my face. 6- Ti plates and jaw wired shut for 6 weeks. lost 30 pounds...

I also did a tib/fib break in 2009.

getting hurt sucks, especially when your insurance won't cover your physical therapy.

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12/10/2010 3:36 PM

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nice gash just below my left knee. went over the bars and my leg went straight to a sharp rock. 35 stitches to close it up...
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12/10/2010 6:09 PM

my personal favorite injury was in a place that i can't so much put on a public message board, the members of which i often like and respect...







it was a bruised taint. i bruised my taint.

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12/10/2010 7:25 PM

thesheik wrote:

my personal favorite injury was in a place that i can't so much put on a public message board, the members of which i often ...more

Yeah gonna need some pics on that one.

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12/11/2010 7:29 AM

Damn! Nasty stuff in here. 8 weeks ago I fractured the transverse processes on my L2, L3, L4 vertebrae. I would have x-rays but the ER doctor didn't catch the fractures. Three days later I was walking around with a broken back just thinking I was being a puss. Orthopedic doc caught it a week later after looking at the x-rays for all of three seconds. Very lucky I didn't cut up my insides.

Whenever you all head to the ER, follow up with a specialist immediately no matter what they tell you. They could easily miss things a specialist doc will catch. Can't wait to get back on the bike...

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12/11/2010 9:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/11/2010 9:54 AM

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fixed gear, after this accident i put sigle speed in my citybike
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12/11/2010 11:15 AM

Two Breaks and shattered.....
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12/11/2010 2:51 PM

Wow, nice injuries everybody! Up here in the PNW it's been a rough year for injuries, with many of my friends unfortunately getting hurt. My good friends have accrued over the course of the season a broken femur, destroyed MCL/ACL, 5 broken collarbones, a broken neck, 3 broken backs, and numerous flesh wounds. On the up side, I was already injured so I couldn't hurt myself!

Three years ago when I was 16 I began partially dislocating my right arm- first by crashing and successive dislocations by simply riding. The force of landing a 30 foot gap at the wrong angle would force the head of my right humerus out the front of my shoulder. This occasional anterior instability progressively got worse, to the point where anything- playing frisbee, swimming, or running could pop it out. Yes, I could even pull a Mel Gibson from Lethal Weapon!

It's been hard staying off the bike when you are a sociopathically addicted downhill racer. I spent the last 6 months of 2009 going to physical therapy with no improvement in stability- my shoulder had already been shreded. In February of '10 I had decided I'd spent enough time off the bike, and sure enough my first day on the bike I fully dislocated my shoulder. Enough was enough.

It took 9 months of preparation, but I finally got my shoulder surgery in early November. The diagnosis was a Glenoid Labrum Tear to be repaired by a Bankart procedure. Dr. Warme at the UW Bone and Joint Surgery Center reattached my shredded shoulder socket cartilage arthroscopically with 5 kevlar sutures anchored into the bone. The procedure went flawlessly and I can expect to be back on the bike in 6 months!




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12/11/2010 3:02 PM

Okay I can't upload photos to my album for some reason, so here is a link since you all have facebook.

Also, if you have dislocated your shoulder, get it checked out early because injuries to cartilage take a lot longer to heal than broken bones. I would trade a broken collarbone over shoulder injury any day.

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12/11/2010 8:43 PM

gone2vegas wrote:

That looks like my collarbone at the moment. Did you have surgery or let it heal on its own?

The Collarbone pics is from the day I was allowed to ride again - 9 weeks post injury. No need of surgery as the doc said it wouldn't make it straight anyway

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12/11/2010 10:14 PM

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Okay I can't upload photos to my album for some reason, so here is a link since you all have facebook.

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Heck yeah man. Hope those 6 months fly by.

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12/12/2010 1:24 AM

Shattered tibia into 15 pieces in September. 8 Surgeries, 45 days in the hospital with half in ICU, 15 pins, 2 skin graphs, a few fasciotomies and some ketamine. My foot is currently paralyzed but should come back. Won't be healthy for a full 12 months.
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12/12/2010 1:38 AM

If this were a contest, fehn wins. Hands down. Hope you can get back on a bike someday!

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12/12/2010 9:40 AM

I managed to break and dislocate my collarbone (and a bone chip) in october 2007 while dirtjumping on a bike that´s not meant to do be used for that. I found that out afterwards, of course.
I took me 4 months to even get on a bike again and another 2 or 3 to ride XC/DH again. I lost all the metal in early 2009 and all that´s left now is a nice scar. I love the look on peoples faces when I´m at the public pool. And I even got the feeling in the skin on my shoulder back smile

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12/13/2010 2:34 AM

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12/13/2010 2:41 AM

FB don't let me show my photos....here you are click on
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12/13/2010 8:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2010 8:43 PM

yea, happened back in 09'
1 1/2 weeks before i started highschool
spent 3 days in the hospital, over night in ICU
broken nose, split upper lip, chipped tooth, split gums, and severe head truama.
woulda gone blind too if i werent wearing goggles...

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two wheels, one love.

12/19/2010 12:45 PM

this thread makes me want to take up knitting!!!

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