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    handlebar to the groin

    I had a bad wreck. The handlebar imprint is right where my femoral artery is. I had exrays and a cat scan. Has anyone done anything like this? I still have a lot of swelling and bruising. When can I ride???? It has been 5 days.

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    Oh thank god, it was only the artery, not the balls.

    I have no idea, good luck.

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    Did the doctor who checked you out give you any indication of when you could ride again? I'm assuming the xrays and cat scan reported nothing negative? Good luck with healing. Hope it's fast.
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    you would much rather smash your balls than rupture the femoral artery. smashed balls hurt, but rupture the femoral artery and youre dead in less than 5 minutes. highly unlikely that you damaged it though. if you did you would have already either had surgery or been dead.

    chances are its just normal localized edema/hematoma. unless you were told specifically not to ride, i would be riding if i were in your shoes.
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    I bended my bars with my groin once and I was riding the next day. maybe your wreck was worst than mine.

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    No balls

    I'm female!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatorbike
    I'm female!
    Why we MTBers are so male oriented?

    Get well soon...
    Last edited by HTR4EVR; 01-23-2008 at 09:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatorbike
    I'm female!
    my apologies. hows this?

    you would much rather smash your delicate female nether region than rupture the femoral artery.

    you ridin yet?
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    Well huge amounts of swelling around the artery are giving me pause about riding. I really want to though. The docs didn't say I coudn't ride. They just said no artery damage, no bladder damage.

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    Try riding. If you have any discomfort/pain while riding, then stop. If not, keep going. Good health to you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatorbike
    Well huge amounts of swelling around the artery are giving me pause about riding. I really want to though. The docs didn't say I coudn't ride. They just said no artery damage, no bladder damage.
    How are you doing now? Healed yet?
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    I did this on my third ride out this past summer.
    I had a lot of swelling and a bruise that went from my groin down to my knee and covered the entire inside of my leg. I had a hematoma in there as well that was a lump for about a month.

    I was back up and riding in a week. I wore compression shorts almost constantly for about 2 weeks to make it feel better and kep it from rubbing.

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    I just did the same thing last Sunday (9th). Here is the pic taken Sat. 15 mar. Otis 3-9-08 (short vid) (post #9)
    Today it has been 9 days post injury. I can barely walk let alone even think about ride. The Doc took xrays of the femur (negative) but didn't do CT or MRI for the soft tissue. To me it seems worse today than ever. How is yours doing?

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