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    Sprained Left Radius, Type 1 fracture right radius

    I am pretty new to mountain biking but yesterday was a stroke of bad luck. Anyways I was on a steady slope picking up speed then when i shifted up there was a jerk my rear wheel locked up and i went skidding into a rock. I hit the rock head on but I had a helmet on so that saved me a trip to the trauma center. Unfortunately arms movement rage are very limited. I managed t drive to the hospital and they told my recovery time would be 2-3 weeks. I suspect my bike may be in need of repairs. But all in all things could have gone a lot worse.

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    Ouch... hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    That sucks, do you think elbow pads would have helped?

    Speedy Recovery!

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    Of course you had a helmet on. Do you ever ride without one?

    And two to three weeks "recovery" for two messed up radius? My fractured right radius took six months. Good luck and take the long view.
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    Thanks guys. Elbow pads? Maybe next time, not sure how much they would helped.

    xcguy Im only reporting what doctor said. I won't know more until the Wednesday, some nonsense with insurance has delayed my visit to a specialist. Some people don't wear helmets, I have seen it lol.

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    Well, let's hope you don't spend 6 weeks or more like this...



    Because some aspects of life are really awkward and you get really tired of answering the "how'd you break both wrists" question. These are a result of TFCC injuries. I'll take the fractures over the soft tissue injuries. Fractures seem to heal faster and pose less long term problems.

    *edit* as you can see on my shirt, tipping the coffee cup was also akward at first
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Of course you had a helmet on. Do you ever ride without one?

    And two to three weeks "recovery" for two messed up radius? My fractured right radius took six months. Good luck and take the long view.
    Mine was 6 months as well, and even years later it hurts when it's cold!

    Good luck with recovery, I know elbow pads would've saved my fracture
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    shittt. heal up soon dude!

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    Got some good news regarding my fracture today. It appear to be healing well, and from the original xrays it was just a small call along my proximal radial head. The doctor said I was clear to go back to work under the circumstances that I don't lift more than 10 lbs (not a problem) but didn't recommend hitting the trails for another 6 weeks, He also said the fracture has not displaced or anything so basically everything is checking out A okay which is fine by me, last thing Id want is an expensive surgery

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