Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. SR75

    SR75 Adventurer

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    :nod

    the swingarm is a stamping, not like the YAS1's tube steel

    YI1 Twinjet is what it looks like to me


    Soo what's my prize ? Was the first to identify it after all....
  2. grub

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    Bummer.

    MRI is schedule for Thursday, Doctor suspects ACL, MCL, and meniscus :cry, if that is indeed the case, does anybody have a feel for how long an average recovery time is? I'd really like to get back on the trails before the snow flies...
  3. minerbill

    minerbill Emits Methane

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    Daughter's complete ACL repair was 6 months before her conditional release. She endo'ed her moto the next weekend. Re-tore ACL, MCL and PCL, meniscus and chipped the femoral cartilage. :huh Got lucky though, no more surgery.
  4. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Doood.. sorry to hear that. :cry

    From personal experience you can be back on a pedally bike within 6 weeks, but I'd say 6 months before you'd want to chance technical dirtbike riding. Maybe less if you really push the PT and strength training.

    Doing cadaver replacements will be the shortest recovery time since there's no harvest site to heal, but then you have to be real careful not to push too hard too soon, because the pain will go away long before it's fully stable.

    The standard of care will be 6 months before approval for normal activity, and 12 months before it's 100% stable.
  5. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Depends on what you choose to use for the ACL repair. I was a full year before I felt 100%. That was with autograft. An allograft will probably be at least a year before you get full strength. A meniscus tear will mean no weight bearing for quite some time.

    While missing a riding season sucks, getting repairs done in the winter is very risky if you live around snow and ice. A minor slip on ice can rip everything apart when healing.
  6. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    :cry

    sorry to hear that Grub.. Were you riding? I might of missed the injury report...
  7. grub

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    Well crap, that's what I was afraid you were going to say but was secretly hoping for better. Hopefully the MRI will prove less damage than what the doctor fears. My nine year old and I were riding in a ditch and I was looking back at him and must have just hooked a toe on the ditch wall or something. I was only in second gear and certainly not getting carried away, he was right on my wheel. I tried to stand up and my knee just folded in (a feeling I won't soon forget) then just laid there for a few minutes and tried again, same result. I said hey buddy you have to go get your mom, I need a ride and he looked at me and said "are you sure, she's going to be mad!" :lol3
  8. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Unfortunately that sounds a lot like a popped ACL... you can tell if it's completely torn right at home with a knee-pull test.

    Another option is to wait a month for the swelling to go, then just wear a brace and strength train the hell out of it. I waited 5 years after tearing my first one before getting the surgery (had crap insurance at the time) and the muscles compensated. It was solid until a bad day on the racquetball court tweaked it again. Much less smart, but may get you 'till winter :freaky
  9. grub

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    Thanks Thump, that's certainly a possibility but it will have to get much more stable than it is now. Without the full length brace with the hinges locked it feels like the bottom of my leg is flopping in the breeze. And it is so incredibly swollen I can't tell what the hell I've got to work with yet.
  10. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Hoping for the best and sa fast recovery Grub!:D:muutt

    'splain this- I can watch some special lady launch herself over a dropoff 30+ft into a rock field and walk away with a bruise..or some dude tip it over Upper Italian and land on a rock and walk away, Another guy endo's and get's pounded by the bike like a jackhammer, walks away....Another guy 5th gear tapped out in a sand wash and chows a sand-witch, hard.

    At least you were riding when it happened. I've heard of this stuff come from stepping out of the shower.:cry
  11. Pariahtize

    Pariahtize Miscategorized

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    Dude (Grub), that sucks. . . good luck (I have no experience to add recovery info (knock, knock) - let me know when your shatter your patella and I'll fill you in).

    I have the worse ass-chaf in the history of ass-chaffing (from this weekends ride). . . and I've studied ass-chaffery extensively. It's more like road rash than ass chaf.

    Just thought you all should know. (:lol3)

    (Edit: That's some funny stuff Rick: "chows a sand-witch")
  12. cross-country

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    Damn Grub! Heel quick brotha.
  13. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    hope it's as good an outcome as you can hope for, and a quick recovery
  14. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Yeah, sorry to hear about the injury. Keep us posted!
  15. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Bummer Grub, sorry to hear that!

    I've had two ACL's done, both took about 6 months before I was fully functional. It can be done in less but takes a lot of work and pain via physical therapy.

    You will probably be able to ride your GS 6-8 weeks after surgery if you stick to the pavement the big limiter there will be mounting and dismounting because of the range of motion.

    Getting on a pedal bike is the best thing you can do for it. :deal
  16. grub

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    Thanks all, I'm holding out hope that the MRI shows some good news but the doc wasn't very optimistic. I'll let you know when I hear the results.
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Damn Pat...no good:cry Heal fast and well:clap
  18. Greco

    Greco Braap!

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    No experience with the ACL/MCL thank doG, but plenty of experience with the meniscus tear. My son tore his meniscus in a wrestling match. 2 anchors, 10 sutures, and 6 months of rest/rehab at 16 years old. 2 years later he stepped wrong in the batting cage (baseball player) and he tore all the repairs out. Doc went in and cut out the damaged section. Surgery was less than 10 minutes and he played baseball for his high school team less than 10 days later. I guess the moral of the story is, if there is enough meniscus left to repair, they will try that first. Lengthy recovery and no guarantee that it won't fail in the near future. If you shredded it, they will cut it out and warn you about a knee replacement in your late 60's.
  19. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    If the ACL is good the MCL can be a bitch too. I broke my ankle and had a stage 3 tear on my MCL, with lots of residual trauma in the knee capsule. Protocol was 6 weeks to heal the ankle and then lots of PT on the knee. Work the PT hard, MCL is a complex injury.

    Edit. HomerJ just got done with ACL and meniscus surgery and he's flying through recovery, all things considered. You might ping him.
  20. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Best of luck. After a few of theses, 2 ACL, MCL, MPL and 3 menisus. + a medial reinforcement and lateral release. All I can tell you is do what the PT folks tell you. Don't push it. Last ACL was at 47. I had it done the beginning of May. I rode lightly in late October.