Heavy Metal Club

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

  1. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    Of course you can join! :1drinkMy accident was on a bicycle also, and very similar, but I did not hit the car. I just skidded (wet road) and went down. Open tib/fib fracture plus ankle fracture.

    Here is a site that I usually mention, to keep you entertained as you sit around with your leg propped up:
    http://www.mybrokenleg.com/

    Once you get the okay to shower (and I assume you have a cast or will get one), I found this cast cover to work very well, and is much easier than having to deal with plastic bags and tape:
    http://store.drycorp.com/Dry-Pro-Waterproof-Leg-Cast-Bandage-Protector-s/39.htm

    You have my sympathies. But, it does get better. Hope your healing goes well.
  2. Grahf

    Grahf "Special" tinkerer

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    Snapped the clavicle riding my R6 into a wall at about 40mph, hit the wall then the floor, landed on my head (cracked my skull, a 3 inch cross apparently, wasn't wearing a helmet..) i then from others accounts of the crash i flipped fully and hit the wall again, this time on my back and then fell back to the floor.

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  3. CJ5K

    CJ5K Adventurer

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    Eyes Shut:

    I feel like a dick now :dic .... my crash was in 2008, I'm 100% recovered now, and I just forgot to put that in my post.

    Thanks for the well wishes though man, i really apreciate it!!
  4. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    :lol3 (and glad that you are fully recovered!)
  5. bracky72

    bracky72 Long timer

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    The metal makes us stronger!
  6. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    I beg to differ
  7. JimmyFallen

    JimmyFallen Anarchist

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    Yep. In 2011 my brand new RMZ450 launched me up into the sky and slammed me down on the ground.

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  8. Willius

    Willius Been here awhile

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    Screws and plate help to stabilize the fracture and keep the ends from twisting or slipping apart. Live bone is pretty slippery.
  9. asudiver

    asudiver asudiver

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    I was hit by a car while riding bicycle and had c5-c7 fused and clavicle plated
  10. randylahee

    randylahee Adventurer

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    i got some metal put in on xmas eve. friggin throttle got stuck on my sled. the screw on one of the carb caps came loose and fell in. totaled my sled :(

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  11. hunter306

    hunter306 Original DOT C2 Reflective Decal Guy!

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    Yup, July 5th accident here. Busted collarbone going down lowside on a descending, decreasing radius corner. Whooops.

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    And surgery the following friday to get this nifty hardware:

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  12. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Been here awhile

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  13. jay547

    jay547 Long timer

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    I first joined the club in '74 with my right femur but had the hardware removed. To this day, it is 1 1/4" shorter than the other. Re-upped in '92 on my left arm, still have the plate. Repeated my vows in '02 with this one which has all since been removed. The first one was on the street, the latter two were while racing mx.


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    Wife joined the club in 2011 when a truck pulled out in front of her.

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  14. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Damn what a hit and quick stop. It was kind of hard to tell from my phone screen but where you up on the edge of the track or totally off it and clip the tree? Looked like it stopped you dead in your tracks. A painful loading up the truck, glad it wasn't any worse. Interesting to have the footage and see the forces associated to the injury.
  15. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Been here awhile

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    It's single track that splits, a track away from the tree and a track near it. I was nearer the tree. You can see the branch a few moments ahead but the vid doesn't capture the actual branch-to-hand contact.
  16. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Yep!
  17. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Been here awhile

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  18. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    Look at this picture from the XR650R site http://www.xr650r.us/


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    I looked at that and wondered about the bone pieces just sitting there on the side. Fast forward a few years... my dog needed a knee surgery. I explained this picture to the vet and she explains....surgeons used to think they needed to be perfect carpenters to put everything back in place for the best recovery. That is not necessary. She said that those bone particles will be called over to the femur and re form to fill in the gaps.

    In Throttlemeister's Xray I too was wondering if that is an Xray right after the surgery or an Xray right before metal removal.

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  19. Motor7

    Motor7 Been here awhile

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    This was from a UTV roll over on my driveway(ice) last week...a AC shoulder injury is where the three ligaments that hold the collar bone to the scapula get ripped/torn and the collar bone pops up. This is a common injury for M/C riders:
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    My surgeon(Paul Brady) invented a arthroscopic way to repair this type of injury and will install the "device" tomorrow. Basically he drills a hole through the end of the collarbone and down through the scapula. Then pulls a short piece of surgical grade high tensile rope through the hole secured with a SS washer on one end. He then cranks down on the rope, pulling the collar bone back into position where he uses another SS washer to secure it. The ligaments then re-grow/re-attach.

    Here is the Dr's youtube video explaining and illustrating the repair:
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pCxaxAievDA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Lot's of technical terms, but a fascinating piece of mechanical surgery....
  20. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    I hope it works well for you. The video was very interesting.

    Good healing to you,

    Peter