A life well lived will require some orthopedic intervention

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  1. LDHR1

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    11CC361A-32BD-459A-A4BC-603A33AE3FA0.jpeg also named “ sometimes your hobbies hurt you”
    I was collateral damage while riding in August in a car vs. dog leaving me with a shattered right wrist that looks like it is going to turn out ok. I was back on the MC after four weeks. I can add this to my broken ankle in 2009 and broken rib in 2013 while mountain biking and a badly broken leg and damaged knee I got while skiing in 1981.
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  2. Toneli

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    Sounds very much like a true adventurer ... all those breaks in such varied activities.
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  3. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I think the doctor dropped his back scratcher in your arm while sewing you up. :lol3
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  4. Mcreviver

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    Naw, that's a heavy duty litter box scoop.
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  6. john6012

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    I see arthritis coming to a joint near you in the years ahead... Not to worry, you're in good company, I have it too.
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  7. LDHR1

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    Already have it in the ankle I broke in 2009, it’s fine as long as I don’t get lazy. Surprisingly the wrist does not cause any problems when riding the bicycles or motorcycles but there is a constant reminder in the form of a dull pain that should be better once the two pins and bailing wire come out after the holidays.
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    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    Being familiar with things medical, but not so much the world of orthopaedic medicine, I have to wonder why that screw or pin to the right of the back scratcher looks so distinctly different than the easily recognizable screws on the left. I don't see discernible threads, and there appears to be wire twisted about.

    If the ortho let you in on what that is, I'd love to know LDHR1.
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  9. LDHR1

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirschner_wire
    The k wires are bent at the top (not shown) at the top to retain the ulnar styloid process which broke in several places. The bailing wire is attempting to lasso these pieces so they stay in tight and heal properly. They are most often remove after healing is complete, mine were to come out at three months but will likely stay in for five as that area is slow healing and yes they cause constant discomfort.
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  10. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Been here awhile

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    I trashed my knee and foot in a crash. Now I am semi crippled by the resulting arthritis. Ironic the hobby that is supposed to keep me off the couch has put me right back on it.
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  11. borderlinebob

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    You have my sympathies for your medical situation man. I dislocated shoulder in Sept 2015 and was 6 months feeling good again. Lucky was near end of riding season up here in the usually frozen white north.
    Have a question though?
    I can’t understand the car vs dog thing?
    We’re you riding by and got caught up in something else? Or in a car(which seems improbable for that injury)
    Anyway, good luck healing up.
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