The Bench..... Out Injured,,,,,


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1 hour ago, orangeboy said:

i'm FINALLY going out for my first ride post elbow surgery , i still don't have full elbow lockout and still have issues with the ulna nerve resulting in significant numbness in half of my left hand, i've resorted to modifying the bike to suit my modified arm by installing a rekluse clutch to make hanging on with the left hand easier by not having to worry about the clutch so  hope to be out playing with ya all soon............... BRRRAAAPPP.....!!!!!!!

excellent news mate

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I am off the bench as of the start of November.....3 months exactly since i did the shoulder. I went back to where it all began.... Wombat ( the Forest that tries to kill me) on a "slower" but harder

Well I got good new that my feelings in my foot will come back in some time and should see my self on a bike again mid 2017 so all look up

Well It looks like I have joined the bench again, this time for a while , a silly brain freeze , and I ended up in a helicopter joy flight to the Alfred hospital, couple of cracked vertebrae and a bro

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2 hours ago, TooTimid said:

Not really out on the bench but after a off on the bike left big bruising was told I might need to have a 30cm haematoma drained from thigh anyone had this before emoji2368.png just curious what to expect

I had one after a pretty nasty off. I think its just your capillaries bleeding under the skin. Its not a painful procedure, Doc just used a needle to drain the blood out. Had to have it done a few times before it went down.

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I had one after a pretty nasty off. I think its just your capillaries bleeding under the skin. Its not a painful procedure, Doc just used a needle to drain the blood out. Had to have it done a few times before it went down.

Thanks for your input how deep was yours ?
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1 hour ago, TooTimid said:


Thanks for your input how deep was yours ?

I couldn't say, I just know I had a large lump below my hip that had about 5 syringe loads of blood sucked out of it each time it was drained.

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Hey Gooba,

I fractured my left radius with an ulna dislocation last year on the Dartmouth Fundraiser.

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I had surgery to have a plate put in for the radius. The fracture healed quickly (within the first 12-16 weeks), but the dislocation took much longer to recover (around 9 months). I had a very good team looking after me (Surgeon was Andrew Oppy - highly recommended for any riders with this kind of injury), and my OT was Hayley at Re-Wired (also highly recommended). I've been very critical of TAC in the past (working with patients who had trouble with them), so I have to admit that they were an absolute dream to deal with when I was injured. They covered all of my treatments and loss of income, which made a very difficult situation much easier to deal with. It's good to know that the money we pay for the service is not wasted.
With regards to your fracture, you should be pain free fairly quickly, as long as you’re keeping up with your post-op rehab, and back to light activity at the 3-4 month mark. That time frame can blow out considerably if you have complications, which usually come about from infection, or doing too much with it too soon.


Hope all is going well with your recovery mate.

Cheers,

Rus

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Thanks for the reply Rus
Yeah can’t fault tac been really good cover everything.
Been about 2 and half month now, very small amount of pain, more so in the joint I didn’t break, I can bear my own weight on it now doing a few push ups and pull ups etc hopefully not too far away, it is starting to get hot though which isn’t ideal

Did you have much pain on your first ride back?

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2 hours ago, Gooba said:

Did you have much pain on your first ride back?

Hey Gooba,

It sounds like your recovery is going really well.  The wrist will take longer to recover due to the fact that there are so many joints. Doing plenty of hand and forearm strength work will increase the stability of the joints and should eliminate that last bit of pain that you're experiencing.  If the pain persists then you might need to see a hand specialist OT who will be able to sort things out for you asap (TAC should cover the treatments with the OT).

I didn't have any pain during my first ride back. I was really careful about my rehab and didn't want to risk having long term issues with my joints, so I only jumped on the bike once I was certain that I wasn't going to have any issues.  I also took it really easy on the first ride to make sure that I wasn't going to smash it straight out of the box :sorriso-02:

All the best with the rest of your recovery, Gooba!

Cheers mate

 

 

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Looks like I've found myself on the bench for a bit.

Fractured my left Fibula at last weekend's racing, wrong place wrong time situation as I got collected by another riders bike!

In the moon boot for another month or so at this stage c7b2d48a79f7d7643f5773105ba58fed.jpg

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Looks like I've found myself on the bench for a bit.

Fractured my left Fibula at last weekend's racing, wrong place wrong time situation as I got collected by another riders bike!

In the moon boot for another month or so at this stage c7b2d48a79f7d7643f5773105ba58fed.jpg

That’s a bummer Bruce not even your own doing-another rider collecting you, I wish you a quick recovery mate.
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On 3/14/2021 at 4:11 PM, Brucie.T said:

Looks like I've found myself on the bench for a bit.
Fractured my left Fibula at last weekend's racing, wrong place wrong time situation as I got collected by another riders bike!
In the moon boot for another month or so at this stage

Sorry to hear about your injury, Bruce.  Looks like a clean fracture which should heal nice and quickly.  Let me know if you have any questions, mate.  Otherwise, all the best with your recovery.

Cheers

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