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Old 07-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #121
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Yup - I'm in the club.
Titanium plates on both collarbones after multiply fracturing each one in two different accidents...
Now one of the plates has a screw backing out of it, and I look a bit like frankenstein when the shirt's off!
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #122
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Yup - I'm in the club.
Titanium plates on both collarbones after multiply fracturing each one in two different accidents...
Now one of the plates has a screw backing out of it, and I look a bit like frankenstein when the shirt's off!
I feel your pain--two of the screws in the plate in my humerus have backed out quite a bit. They've planned more work for that, but only AFTER I'm back on two feet.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #123
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@ Zora

"So in other words, it will be dark and gloomy for awhile there, my fellow injured inmates, but if you live to ride, there is hope! "

I believe just about everyone on this thread plans to ride or is riding now, even after being a member of the 'club'.
I have to hand it to you though, you got gumption to be out there hill climbing with a brace on your elbow!
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #124
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Hi to all the members of what I am sure is a very illustrious club.

Had my leg shortened for me a few years ago which was pretty inconvenient and scared the bejeesus out of my wife and kids.

The road to recovery can be very long and hard but its inside your head that the worst battles are fought.
Back on the bike now and happier than the proverbial pig with lots more exploring to do.

The irony of repairing the mighty KTM from the comfort of my wheelchair was not lost on my family and friends with most seeing the funny side but a few willing to push their own anti bike stance. Don't let those afraid of living life pull you down.

Happy trails.

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Old 08-05-2013, 02:41 PM   #125
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Hi to all the members of what I am sure is a very illustrious club.

Had my leg shortened for me a few years ago which was pretty inconvenient and scared the bejeesus out of my wife and kids.

The road to recovery can be very long and hard but its inside your head that the worst battles are fought.
Back on the bike now and happier than the proverbial pig with lots more exploring to do.

The irony of repairing the mighty KTM from the comfort of my wheelchair was not lost on my family and friends with most seeing the funny side but a few willing to push their own anti bike stance. Don't let those afraid of living life pull you down.

Happy trails.

Ouch...Looks like it hurt, just a little. Lots of hardware for sure. Nice legs!
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #126
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Hi to all the members of what I am sure is a very illustrious club.

Had my leg shortened for me a few years ago which was pretty inconvenient and scared the bejeesus out of my wife and kids.

The road to recovery can be very long and hard but its inside your head that the worst battles are fought.
Back on the bike now and happier than the proverbial pig with lots more exploring to do.

The irony of repairing the mighty KTM from the comfort of my wheelchair was not lost on my family and friends with most seeing the funny side but a few willing to push their own anti bike stance. Don't let those afraid of living life pull you down.

Happy trails.


So, how did that happen?
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:06 PM   #127
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Ouch...Looks like it hurt, just a little. Lots of hardware for sure. Nice legs!
Yep, there goes my leg modelling career.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #128
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So, how did that happen?
Dirt road in the middle of nowhere instigated by a Toyota Landcruiser 4x4 who was more surprised to see me than I was to see him 'cos he skidded through the corner and wiped me out.
Fortunately he stopped and did the right thing, even if he did not know where he was.
I had to give him GPS readings to relay to the paramedics so they could send the rescue chopper.
Two months in two different hospitals, 8 operations and 4 months not walking.
The leg is just over an inch shorter than it used to be but there's nothing wrong with walking like a pirate.
A few adjustments to the positioning of the brake pedal and where back in business.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #129
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Hi to all the members of what I am sure is a very illustrious club.

Had my leg shortened for me a few years ago which was pretty inconvenient and scared the bejeesus out of my wife and kids.

The road to recovery can be very long and hard but its inside your head that the worst battles are fought.
Back on the bike now and happier than the proverbial pig with lots more exploring to do.

The irony of repairing the mighty KTM from the comfort of my wheelchair was not lost on my family and friends with most seeing the funny side but a few willing to push their own anti bike stance. Don't let those afraid of living life pull you down.

Happy trails.

Oh look, his littlee pee-pee shows up in the x-ray! Ha ha. I have a shot like this with mine showing and my family LOVES to laugh at me about it. Wish I knew how to get my x-rays to digital...
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #130
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Nope, not yet, that college girl in a SUV I got in a car accident with almost initiated me(And my passenger, still, everyone walked away without a scratch, so that's what matters) though. Went like this:

*Wreck happens, my car does a 180, I'm disorientated as hell*

"What's that white shit on my steering wheel?"

"Oh shit, that's my airbag"

"What's that other white shit coming from my dash?"

"Oh, that's smoke"

"Didn't hurt much, must have been a fender bender or something"

At this point I get the other driver out of her SUV, I don't even look at my car, more concerned with checking out my passenger and the other driver for injuries, I'm still disorientated, adrenalin rush still has me going at 110%.

"Wait, a third car in the wreck? Holy shit, that Mazda 3 got fucked up"

"Wait, there's only two cars in the wreck, and that's my Mazda 3 that got fucked up, god dammit"
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #131
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Oh look, his littlee pee-pee shows up in the x-ray! Ha ha. I have a shot like this with mine showing and my family LOVES to laugh at me about it. Wish I knew how to get my x-rays to digital...
I'll let someone else say it......
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #132
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I'll let someone else say it......
Sometimes you just have to look at the pie to get ideas. Looking at pie can cause grown men to win wars. I love apple pie!
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #133
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Sometimes you just have to look at the pie to get ideas. Looking at pie can cause grown men win wars. I love cherry pie!
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #134
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Update

Well everything went well for the recovery. Well at least for the first 6 months. Back on the bike riding, most road but hey, that was a good start.
But I was having trouble putting pressure on my arm (pushing). Standing up etc.
Turns out the implant had come loose and was wearing at the bone. This in turn had put my wrist out of alignement by about 4 mm. Not much but enough to cause issues.

The short of it is, they went in 2 weeks ago and replaced the replacment with a different sort of prosthesis.
It has realigned my wrist and I now have no pain and probably more movement than I did before the latest op.

It can only get better from here....

Sorry no Xrays to share this time...


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I became a 3 time inductee in November 2012.
Previous to this latest effort, I already had a screw in my knee from an ACL reco a couple of years earlier. I had 1 screw removed as it started to work its way out. I've also had pins in the thumb but they worked their way out too and had to be removed.

All bike related

The latest effort included five hours of surgery as 90% of the soft tissue was torn from the bone.

Still recovering but hopefully I'll be back on the bike in about 4-6 weeks.



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Old 09-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #135
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Just joined the club

During the last weekend of August I crashed my DR650 on a forest service road which caused a fractured ankle and fibula, as well as ligament damage. 2 screws for the fractured ankle bone, 2 screws to repair the ligament, and a cast for the fibula. The doc will remove the 2 screws that were used to repair the ligament(s) in about 2 months.

First broken/fractured bones at 41 years old. I got back into motorcycle riding about 4 years ago after not riding for about 16 years. I was also introduced to dual sport riding about 2 years ago and really fell in love with riding in the wilderness.

I rode every day (street) during my college years and somehow managed to escape injury even though I was pretty reckless back then.

Question for those in this club: will my ankle/fibula be a "weak spot" or will it be as strong as before the crash after healing? If I crash again and injure the same area, will the 2 remaining screws be an issue (meaning will having metal parts contribute to more serious injury?)


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