Heavy Metal Club

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by lineareagle, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. lineareagle

    lineareagle philomath

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    Have you joined the club?

    Result of a low side at 70mph in Nevada.

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  2. inbred

    inbred Been here awhile

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    That's a nasty looking orthepedic nightmare. Must be sore when the cold damp weather blows in.
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  3. mhpr262

    mhpr262 Banned

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    Are the tips of the screws supposed to protrude on the other side of the bone? :huh
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  4. 4wheeldog

    4wheeldog Long timer

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    It was OK until the nuts fell off.
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  5. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

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    yep :cry Note the hemiarthoplasty of the shoulder was done in 2004 (low sided DRZ400S off road, humeral head broken off and in 5 pieces), this was my "modification" to it after crashing on the Sovereign Singletrack in Moab, Apr 2010 (note broken humerus at end of SS rod:eek1).
    It actually healed up OK (relatively speaking) without further surgery. I gave up doing anything more than gravel roads though.

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  6. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    Don't know if I would consider it heavy metal, but I have a small piece about 1 inch by 1/2 an inch, holding my jaw together on my left side.
    Don't know how to put a pic up.
    Need to find the xray, it was back in 93.
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  7. lineareagle

    lineareagle philomath

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    I guess so. Two orthos seem to think it looks OK, but ya from a carpenters perspective looks pretty amateurish.

    Like, do we have any 1" screws? No but we have 1 1/2". Ok those will do.
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  8. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    My doctor told me when I asked about the same thing is so that the screws have a better purchase on the bone. Since the middle is filled with not-so anchorish marrow, they need to get both sides so that the screw doesnt rip or twist out, and unfortunatley that requires screw tips poking out the other side. Doesn't feel good when tendons need to slide over them.
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  9. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    I have a plate and nine screws in the left tibia. Sustained a Tibia Plateau fracture in April of 03. And yes it was a Motorcycle injury.
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  10. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    A woman at work got yanked off her feet by her dog and broke an ankle. After the bone healed, she had them go back in to take the metal out.
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  11. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    I'd like to get mine out, but the cost is prohibitive. Not to mention the heal time after that again and no guarantee that anything will get any better
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  12. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    Ny hardware is permanent as is the case I believe with most Orthopedic procedures.
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  13. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    Another member checking in. Joined the club compliments of a left turning cage in Vermont in Nov. 2010.

    Couple of before pics for the full effect.

    CT Scan :eek1

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    Now the After pics :puke1

    Elbow

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    Shoulder

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    You get extra credit if you noticed the bone graft.

    Add 7 broken ribs, broke scapula, and right wrist which got a screw put in it this past November.

    Hardware normally stays in unless you need it out. I had all the hardware in my elbow removed except for one plate back in January.



    Russ
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  14. lineareagle

    lineareagle philomath

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    Ouch, ouch, ouch.

    I am seeing an ortho about my hardware. Starting to give me pain, at least I think that is what is causing it.

    Amazing really what these guys can do.
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  15. Kikemon

    Kikemon Poseur

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    They actually measure the depth of each hole they drill in the bone before choosing a screw that is the proper length. They like to get them so the threads engage both walls of the bone securely. They actually have to be very meticulous about drilling and hand tapping each hole for screw placement.. If they are not careful the screws can loosen up over time. Usually scar tissue completely covers the ends of the screws and the resulting surface is very smooth. I've seen bones that were plated years earlier and you can hardly tell where the tips of the screws are sometimes.
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  16. lineareagle

    lineareagle philomath

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    Interesting.
    BTW my time under the knife in the OR for the placement of the hardware - 45 minutes!
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  17. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Amazingly, I'm NOT a member! Not that I haven't tried though. :lol3
    Broken both hands a couple different times.
    Broken toes on several occasions.
    Tib/Fib once
    right elbow once
    left side ribs 3x
    left collarbone 2x
    left scapula 2x
    Even more amazingly...................nothing hurts. Ever! :freaky

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  18. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Screws in the knee,shoulder and all the crap in my neck and back[​IMG][​IMG]
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  19. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    lucky bastard... I guess :) broke my left ankle 25 years ago and that thing hurts all the time. Broke my shoulder when I was in my early teens...took at least 10 years for it to stop aching all the time. the ribs and wrist (same wrist 2 times) dont hurt at all.
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  20. hateithere

    hateithere anytime now

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    I am now...unfortunately
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