Scaphoid fx/torn rotator cuff??
Terrible time for an injury for me (not that there is a good time) because it's the start of the busy season for remote start installs.
Anyway, I was at Ray's Indoor MTB Park in Cleveland on Monday (Dec. 3rd) and I was near the end of my ride. I was tired and I think that is part of the reason I crashed. I was coming down a small set of whoopty-do's and decided I wanted to change lines. I think I had a little too much weight over the bars, I turned and the bike washed out sending me flying. I came down HARD (I weigh 240lbs) on my right arm/wrist/shoulder, etc... My arm was stuck above my head and I was in extreme pain. I actually thought it was broken by the funny angle my arm was coming out of my shoulder. I spent a few minutes on the ground trying to figured out how to get up. Finally I decided to roll onto my back and as I did I felt my shoulder pop back into place. I worked my way back to the rest area of the park and asked for an ice pack. My shoulder popped one more time and it felt as if it slid back in a little more. I thought I was gonna be ok, but the pain continued and I couldn't move it in certain directions. Off to the ER. While waiting, I realized my wrist was hurting also. They took xrays of shoulder and wrist. Shoulder was back in place and nothing broken. They suspected I have a scaphoid fracture in my wrist. More xrays and more waiting...finally I left in a splint and a sling with a diagnsis of fractured wrist and shoulder strain with a follow up appointment in 2 days with my ortho doc. He examines me and says he see's nothing on the xray for wrist fracture but we know this is a common thing with these fractures to not show up for a while. Not wanting to take a chance... it's off to the cast room for a short arm thumb spica. He also tells me he thinks I may of torn my rotator cuff and orders an MRI which I had the next day (thurs 6th). I get the result from him Monday but the mri place gave me a copy of the scans and I think I'm screwed. It looks to me like my supraspinatus tendon has pulled off the head of the humorous. Anybody have any input on this? Sorry about any spelling/punctuation errors, hard to type like this.
UPDATE FURTHER DOWN IN THREAD.
My cast for at least a couple weeks
Me last fall with TFCC problems in both wrists :madman:
That pic was taken about 2 hours after getting the casts on and I spilled the first thing I tried to drink all over my shirt, lol.
I'm officially screwed :(
Saw my ortho doc toda for MRI results. I knew by the look on his face when he walked in the room that it wasn't good news. Torn rotator cuff (supraspinatus deteched from humeral head) and torn Labrum. I go to talk to a surgeon tomorrow. Also, they had to replace the cast on my arm(fractured scaphoid), it was a little to short and digging into my forearm. It's longer and a little more restrictive but more comfortable. Doesn't really matter much, can't move shoulder under it's own power so I'm in a sling 90% of the time. Doc says 2-3 months for recovery but I'm betting the surgeon will give me a different (probably longer) estimate. I was almost phsically ill when he told me. I think I had been in denial all week :madman: