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Old 10-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #16
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The other funny thing was he took a sharpie and drew a line around the purple swollen part and dated it so we could track progress.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #17
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Dude... It is a good thing I just ate. Hang in there buddy and if you need a ride anywhere... Let me know. I'll be Dana's backup. Just got back from Moose trip... I'll post pics on the moy thread. You can lay in the back seat with your foot elevated.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #18
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Doc must have been drinking before surgery, cause he completely missed the stencil marks. JK.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:55 AM   #19
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Dude... It is a good thing I just ate.
Yep, that's the reason I saved the pictures for Face plant...it's expected over here.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #20
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ok...so maybe a stupid question....
but would boots with a steel shank have prevented some of that injury?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #21
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ok...so maybe a stupid question....
but would boots with a steel shank have prevented some of that injury?
I believe it would have, and every piece of equipment seems to be some type of compromise...meaning that the boot with a steel shank may be uncomfortable to walk in except for short distances. Looking at other sole options for the next set of boots.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #22
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This boot has PLENTY of sole support...alas, no toe coverage...

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #23
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I believe it would have, and every piece of equipment seems to be some type of compromise...meaning that the boot with a steel shank may be uncomfortable to walk in except for short distances. Looking at other sole options for the next set of boots.

for street riding i have A* SMX+ boots, seem to offer a lot of protection and i believe they have a steel shank. Bought em after a couple guys at work 'had to lay her down' and had some bad ankle injuries. Probably wearing some sprerry topsiders haha.

http://www.alpinestars.com/shop/cate...ort/s-mx-plus/
well i thought they had a steel shank. maybe i am mistaken.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #24
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All my boots I have right now are more Adventure rider style rather than a street boot or MX boot. The problem is that in the past year we have been doing a bit tougher trails and single track so my boot requirements have changed but my gear has not caught up.
I am looking at these
http://www.revzilla.com/product/sidi...fire-srs-boots
or these right now
http://www.revzilla.com/product/sidi-crossfire-ta-boots

Yep, they are expensive but since my wife was able to go online and see the insurance claims and they are over $10K right now...pretty cheap insurance if you ask me.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #25
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Awesome pics. Ice becomes your best friend. That long incision is going to bother you, mildly, for years until the nerves reconnect. Sounds like you have a good surgeon though with checking for infection before it's too late. Conservative is almost always good with Docs.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:51 PM   #26
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Awesome pics. Sounds like you have a good surgeon though with checking for infection before it's too late. Conservative is almost always good with Docs.
It took a lot to get those pictures but if it helps others out what the Hell.
Joints4Sale, riding buddy/friend, is in the joints business so he has been around many of the surgeons and hospitals and made the recommendation, I am very happy he did and things are moving forward...now I just need to do my part and not screw up all the hard work which has gone in so far. I am going to try and keep this updated so folks can see and understand what it takes to come back from an injury like this.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #27
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...now I just need to do my part and not screw up all the hard work which has gone in so far. I am going to try and keep this updated so folks can see and understand what it takes to come back from an injury like this.
Although your injury is not exactly an ankle fracture, you might find this thread useful:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ankle+fracture

Hope you heal up well! (from a fellow member of the Exclusive Titanium Club )
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #28
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Broke the M5 of left foot. The bone crushed, went through the top of foot and retracted to line up. Both ends looked like a piece of wood hammered to splinter. Lots of infection prevention and testing w/ surgery. Use of same frankenstein boot for 6 weeks.
Had a SIDI disco boot as well. Don't know how much injury could have been prevented. I think an angled rock passed over the top outside of the foot and compressed the bone to my footpeg. It hurt, but we kept riding. The one bone you can break and not know it's broken. We had 5 foot injuries on that ride.
Won't be out of the ortho boot til we pick a new dictator in November. SIDI's will stay. Looking at fastway pegs for more stability, and hammerhead shifter for a longer and bit higher location.
Anything to keep feet tucked in tight and flat. Down or pointed out is asking for trouble on the goat trail we ride.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #29
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Thanks for for thoughts, ideas, and the link as well!

My foot feels a little better every day...no major breakthroughs or anything but a bit better. A bit of a scare today, my good foot slipped out from under me and I put some weight on the bad foot to try and catch myself, I quickly realized that was a bad move and retracted it and just crashed to the floor...better move. I quickly got back up and back to the bed where pain pills were quickly taken, wife is not very happy with my escapades. I still have 3 toes which are a bit numb and don't want to move much. Hopefully its just from all the trauma, swelling, and it will just take a bit longer for that to clear up.

I can't say I understand the timeline right now other than stitches will most likely come out on Tuesday and at the 12 week point the screws will come out. So I would like to understand at what point can I drive, put weight on it, when can I wear regular shoes, and the most important point when can I ride a motorcycle. Lots of questions with no answers.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:29 PM   #30
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I'll investigate on Monday and try to get some answers for you.
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