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Old 07-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #1321
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John, what's your shoe size? I have a pair of Crossfires (SRS) that I dont use anymore since I got the non-SRS model and will let them go cheap, as in free, just for you. They are a bitch to walk in but they protect very well. If youre interested I'll dig em out and send them to you.


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Old 07-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #1322
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Hello again.The movement of the fibula wont cause you any trouble.Sometimes if the bone doent heal we perfom
osteotomy of the fibula! I guess that you ll need 6 to 8 week with crutches(yes they suck).
The boot that you had in the hospital is fine.A cast up to femur will just add stiffness to your knee.
When is your next X-ray follow-up planned?
Thanks for the great info Doc

Nice to hear from another professional in the bone business. I got new xrays shot today and scheduled to get the next set on August 30. I got some shot on last Thursday that I checked and I had yet to see much callus formation a little over 2 weeks post op. Doctor today mentioned nothing outstanding other than getting to a wound clinic to following the healing process on the big incision site.

Will be doing my best to heal quick, I will be very happy to see the skin came back soon.

PM sent too btw.

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John, what's your shoe size? I have a pair of Crossfires (SRS) that I dont use anymore since I got the non-SRS model and will let them go cheap, as in free, just for you. They are a bitch to walk in but they protect very well. If youre interested I'll dig em out and send them to you.

Damn Vincent, you're too kind my friend
Here's hoping we have the same boot size

PM on its way amigo.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:18 PM   #1323
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yup flying with freshly messed up body parts really soon after surgery sucks, I've been there with the leg one too. Might I suggest not flying the day after rotator cuff surgery either
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:32 AM   #1324
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Maybe I'd might make a better crusty old 'Grasshopper'

Which one do you think would fit me best


Or the Fix:


I'd go with the fix, but maybe you should start a survey.
And grasshopper? Nay! more in the line of the 6 million dollar man, you know: we can rebuild him, we have the technology
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #1325
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Wiyh this spring you look more tonic !!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #1326
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Hey amigo, I just catch up on your RR and came to this, I can only tell you the only way out is patience, lots of it, took me 5 surgerys, 8 months to get back on the bike on a very similar situation , so like we say down here, HAGALE HUEVOS !!!
Meanwhile if you want to fly down and wait for the callus down here let me know
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #1327
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john, what's your shoe size? I have a pair of crossfires (srs) that i dont use anymore since i got the non-srs model and will let them go cheap, as in free, just for you. they are a bitch to walk in but they protect very well. If youre interested i'll dig em out and send them to you.


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Old 07-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #1328
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Is all that shit stayin in the TM? Or more major surgery to remove?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:22 AM   #1329
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John boy- regarding our discussion at TTPC, send me a high-res image of the new leg hardware X-ray. Also one of the 33 1/3 NCS sticker graphic if you can.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:16 AM   #1330
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hey throttlemeister, glad it wasn't worse. you are lucky it was a midshaft fracture as opposed to maleolar. i wasn't so lucky.



anyway, i know the feeling of wanting to get back to riding. but be patient man. move your toes as much as possible and unless they've told you not to, move your ankle around. get mentally ready for therapy if necessary.

heal up quick and well brother!
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #1331
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Show and tell? Classic boot top, the inter medullary nail is not represented here, nor are the mass number of major complications

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #1332
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I'd go with the fix, but maybe you should start a survey.
And grasshopper? Nay! more in the line of the 6 million dollar man, you know: we can rebuild him, we have the technology
Would be nice to get turned into Wolverine I always wanted to be a little stronger.

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Wiyh this spring you look more tonic !!!
Hola my bueno Calino amigo Seems I spent my new Colombian travel bike money on hardware for my leg Looks like it will be time to hit the grindstone once more and save up. I will be back in Cali one day for sure
Say hello to Jorge and the rest of the Cali Crew for me.

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Hey amigo, I just catch up on your RR and came to this, I can only tell you the only way out is patience, lots of it, took me 5 surgerys, 8 months to get back on the bike on a very similar situation , so like we say down here, HAGALE HUEVOS !!!
Meanwhile if you want to fly down and wait for the callus down here let me know
Saludos
Yep I'm in for the long haul, I'm near certain that I will get the tire iron removed from the leg before I start up again with the big riding. I will be stopping by one day for sure amigo

I'm sure hoping I can just get away with 2 ops 5 surgeries

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Is all that shit stayin in the TM? Or more major surgery to remove?
My vote and the surgeon in Venezuela was removal while the goofy bastard in Tulsa thinks I ought to leave it in, I can say he doesn't know me well enough at all I'm too crazy to leave all that shit in there.

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John boy- regarding our discussion at TTPC, send me a high-res image of the new leg hardware X-ray. Also one of the 33 1/3 NCS sticker graphic if you can.
Done and done, Thanks JD.
Anyone want a Venezuelan themed 12 screw t-shirt, they are going to be pretty damn cool Maybe even a new sticker too

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hey throttlemeister, glad it wasn't worse. you are lucky it was a midshaft fracture as opposed to maleolar. i wasn't so lucky.



anyway, i know the feeling of wanting to get back to riding. but be patient man. move your toes as much as possible and unless they've told you not to, move your ankle around. get mentally ready for therapy if necessary.

heal up quick and well brother!
Thanks Amigo. The first thing m my radiologist pal said was at least it wasn't an articular fracture, those are the worst to have the break at the joint like yours Yeah I believe I got out lucky on the place where I got hurt and the type of break and having some super good friends in country, hell I could still be trying to get out of there. I'm living good back in Oklahoma, just not moving so much Almost a month since surgery, just looking forward to having the skin heal up the rest of the way so I can float around in the water

Goodluck with your recovery as well, or I hope it all tunred out well already. I'm moving my toes and stretching my ankle as much as I can, a little water foot bath goes a long way


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Show and tell? Classic boot top, the inter medullary nail is not represented here, nor are the mass number of major complications


That your leg Mikey I'm going to be changing my boots for sure, I want some stiffies now

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I'm getting settled in nicely now and starting to feel like writing again so I hope to start back on the report real soon. Things are going well and I'm just waiting for the skin to heal up at the incision site and looking forward to my next steps. Looking forward to getting this all caught back up and I have a lot of great stories to share.

Thanks for following along.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #1333
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John, its seems that a lot of people here have had their share of fractured legs. I've got a question that inquiring minds need to know.

Do boots such as the Sidi's that crashmaster is so nice to donate to the cause really reduce the lower leg breaks like we've been talking about?

When I broke my lower left leg in Costa Rica last year I was wearing a pair of TCX Air boots, they really are a touring boot and not something a real dirt bike rider would wear (I was on blacktop, not dirt). I was really pleased with them for an all day riding boot, but after the get off and a broken lower leg, I got to thinking that they were never designed for much protection on a get off. Great for holding up the bike at an intersection and small rocks and debris from the road, but not crashes. If you saw my boots after the crash they took a beating and did protect me from road rash and not much more.

Two more inquiring questions.
1. What leg (left or right) gets broken the most in accidents?
2. What type of boot were the riders wearing at the time of the get off?

Now while your laid up, you have something to do. Get well soon.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #1334
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John, its seems that a lot of people here have had their share of fractured legs. I've got a question that inquiring minds need to know.

Do boots such as the Sidi's that crashmaster is so nice to donate to the cause really reduce the lower leg breaks like we've been talking about?
Hard to say, many wrecks are different, crushes, twisting, sliding, etc but I think it is safe to say that a boot with more protection like the sidi's above could only help, just not as easy to walk around in. I've run bmw Savanna boots over the whole trip and they have done really well but after this last go around I'm ready to give up walking comfort for riding safety, I will gladly switch over to my tevas when it's time to walk.

When I broke my lower left leg in Costa Rica last year I was wearing a pair of TCX Air boots, they really are a touring boot and not something a real dirt bike rider would wear (I was on blacktop, not dirt). I was really pleased with them for an all day riding boot, but after the get off and a broken lower leg, I got to thinking that they were never designed for much protection on a get off. Great for holding up the bike at an intersection and small rocks and debris from the road, but not crashes. If you saw my boots after the crash they took a beating and did protect me from road rash and not much more.

Two more inquiring questions.
1. What leg (left or right) gets broken the most in accidents? I would guess the left, I always seem to fall more left than right
2. What type of boot were the riders wearing at the time of the get off?
Hard to say but I always like a boot with good ankle protection, I really like the savanna boots for all around, I could hike in them easy enough too.

Now while your laid up, you have something to do. Get well soon.
Sucks to break and good gear is worth the price!
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #1335
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yeah, a little reminder of how a good day can go bad; that's the x-ray from the first time I broke it

I highly reccoment good boots, wearing Alpinestatrs Tech 7's myself
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