Heavy Metal Club

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

  1. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Here's my addition. Broken collar bone from a deer attack - note that the bone is in pieces. You can also see my busted up ribs as well! Anyway, got back from the doc today, and all is healed up well. Watch out for Bambi, fellas. [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Thought I'd bring this back to update my membership info after my latest mishap... I've already got a nail and 5 screws in my left tibia on a previous page, and after smacking a dip wrong on the 300 Easter weekend, I can add 1 plate and 7 screws to my right collarbone to the BOM to make a bionic Malhon...

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  3. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Well I'm no longer a member of this club, got my stuff all pulled on March 6:rayof:wings And oh what a feeling, great to have my twelve screws and plate from Venezuela removed, those are 12 I could have easily done without:puke1
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    With a whole lot of waiting on this:
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    to get these
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  4. Farway

    Farway Adventurer

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    I'm gonna go watch fluffy bunny's playing in a field now....
  5. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Sounds like a good idea to me....


  6. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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  7. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    It looks like I'll be a lifetime member. I had my 12 month checkup in April and everything looks good. So unless there is a problem the titanium rod is staying in my tibia. Stronger then new the doctor said! lol

    I got real serious with him and asked what if I had another accident and broke it again. Could he fix it? He looked me straight in the eye and say "yeah I can fix it". What a badass!! :gun1
  8. SGBoy

    SGBoy New Guy

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    :huh
  9. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Plated and screwed

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    End of March. DRZ400 climbing a nasty hill that i should have left alone. :D
    Overconfidence did not help either.

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  10. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    mine are likely never coming out either. plate in my fibula and a long screw between the fibula and tibia.

    doc said he would take them out if they bothered me, but, if they don't bother me, there's no real reason to, so why go the through the hassle and risk of surgery?

    he said i might eventually break the screw that he put in connecting my tibia and fibula, but at this point, it doesn't matter. might even be better if it breaks so i get a little more range of motion back in my ankle. but, the last x-ray i had showed it still intact, and i pretty much have all my range of motion back anyway.

    it's been about a year and a half since i had them put in, and i can't even tell they're there anymore.
  11. OBIWAN

    OBIWAN Been here awhile

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    It looks like some of the bones did not heal up/line up very good. What's the deal with that?
  12. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    Welll...I'm not an orthopedic surgeon, but I know from my injury (broken tib/fib), that I only got metal in my tibia, and the fibula was left alone. My OS told me that the fibula does not bear the weight in the leg, so usually nothing is done with it. From Throttlemeister's x-rays, it looks like the fibula (the smaller bone) was also left alone.
  13. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    Anybody hear from zora and find out how her elbow rehab is coming along? Her last post led me to think she may need to have the metal removed like I did.

    Russ
    Tucson
  14. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    here's my addition from Easter Weekend mishap. A slow speed get off, had to pick up the fully gassed (11 gallons), full camp gear, BMW R80 G/S, rewire the ignition switch, put on windshield and ride home for 2 hours after the crash. Left Clavicle

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  15. OBIWAN

    OBIWAN Been here awhile

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    Crashed on Oct 20, 2004 at 1915 central time. I'm not much for joining groups/clubs but I didn't really have a choice on this
    one. Both of my wrists looked very similar to lot of folks here. After the crash it doesn't look like the hands are attached
    to much of anything. I got titanium in both wrist because a moron tried to do a U-turn from the right lane of a 4 lane street.
    He stops blocking both lanes in my direction and I had almost 1 second to do something about it, so I hit him. After that my
    lawyer took all his money for being stupid (he let me have some of it).

    One moral of that story is if your are stupid you'd better have a lot of insurance or lose every thing you own. I almost lost
    my life and I did lose the best season of the riding year so I figured it was at least a fair deal. All in all I would just as
    soon not had that collision. I don't believe in that myth the doctors try to push of 100% recovery to make themselves look
    good. You will never be as good as before. You will get good enough for most things most of the time but 100%, I call bull
    $hit. I'm good enough and still ride. My doc was better than all the king's horses and all the king's men. It cost about
    $35K and a lot of pain to put Humpty back together again. Humpty is now a happy rider again.

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  16. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    Light compared to some, but I still qualify. I hope to be rid of it in the near future.

    Peter

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  17. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Looking at this picture, I wonder why they had to use screws.
    Could you not use something like hose clamps around the bone and plate?

    Drilling holes and using screws seems like more work, and more trauma then is needed.



  18. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    ^^
    This

    I dealt with leg pain and persistent limp from the day I could bear weight on my injury. It felt like a wave/or shudder of pain up my leg everytime I took a step, running was out of the question:deal I didn't realize how much it really bothered me the moment the stuff was pulled out I had instant relief other than an allergic reaction to that Chloraprep antiseptic shit they wiped my leg down with:puke1

    The doctor in Caracas at the time of surgery told me to get the stuff removed after one year and that if I had the same sort of accident with the hardware in it would destroy my leg:eek1 The goofy bastards I all saw up here in the States where just like leave it in there and don't mess with it. I put up with it a year and half going from 187 to 240lbs not being able to get around like I'm used to and now little over 2months post surgery down to 230 and falling slow, still holding off on the running again until 3 months post op for complete osteogenesis to fill in all the screw tracks and then it's on. Wonderful to have my old leg back thanks to Doctor Henry in Caracas, now I have my $800 souvenir from VZ to show off:lol3

    I was actually a member of the club prior to my last big get off breaking my leg in VZ, I'd broke my leg in 1996 working at a fertilizer plant where I broke my left ankle and it was fixed with a lone screw on the medial malleolus that had to be removed before the next 12 screws and plate where installed:
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    I was hoping there wasn't a 3rd time with all that extra metal, I hear I'm a whole lot more likely to break along a screw track now if I have another big off, a hell of a lot better than at the joint or tibia plateau break. I feel good now and damn glad to be out of this club:1drink
  19. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I'm sure it's quicker to drill and screw. and something like some sort of "hose" clamp would have more area for tissue (muscles, tendons) to rub against and cause pain and inflammation..i.e. long term problems. There will be an area of excess material at the hose clamp where it is tightened up.
  20. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Tibial plateau fracture on 3/1/14

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    And my latest xray with the hardware 5/30/14

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    The really pathetic part is I wasn't riding my drz, I was loading it into the back of my vanÂ….
    Hopefully getting my "you can start putting little bits of weight on the leg" papers tomorrow.