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    That call of a shoulder separation on the basis of that xray is a very soft call. I don't think you can confidently call it unless you do ab/ad-duction views. Plus you didn't mention that they "rushed" you to surgery because of your spiral fracture, not because the ER doc missed the shoulder separation, which doesn't require surgery at all.

    Most ER docs know what they are doing, including me. Don't be mislead by follow up docs eager to try to prove how incompetent ER docs are just to make themselves look better. Believe me, this is a common occurrence.

    That is a nasty fracture though. Must've hurt like the dickens. Heal fast and get back out there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Curious View Post
    That call of a shoulder separation on the basis of that xray is a very soft call. I don't think you can confidently call it unless you do ab/ad-duction views. Plus you didn't mention that they "rushed" you to surgery because of your spiral fracture, not because the ER doc missed the shoulder separation, which doesn't require surgery at all.

    Most ER docs know what they are doing, including me. Don't be mislead by follow up docs eager to try to prove how incompetent ER docs are just to make themselves look better. Believe me, this is a common occurrence.

    That is a nasty fracture though. Must've hurt like the dickens. Heal fast and get back out there!


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    Hopefully, you won't be "hitting" Hood literally. Do take care and do all the rehab offered. ER docs are good at what they do ie saving lives essentially. The finer points are left to the specialists. Heal fast and well. So sorry it happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWboarder View Post
    In a hard fast sweeping carve on a very warm sunny day Saturday the 24th, the board came out from under me and I hit the ground in belly flop fashion but my right arm took the brunt. After the Ski Patrol collected me and sent me packing to the ER armed with nothing but a sling, I found that I sustained a spiral fracture of the proximal humorous extending to the humeral head (basically I broke my arm from the center of my bicep to my shoulder). It wasn’t until three days later at my follow up x-rays that they found my shoulder was also separated, a "slight oversight" by the ERdoc.... I was rushed to surgery and have been recovering ever since. Season over. I wont allow that to be my last run of the 11-12 ski year so I aim to hit Hood this summer.
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    That looks like the break my teenage son had, except it stopped short of the head. He did it throwing a dodge ball. They gave him fentanyl in the ambulance the 3 doese of morphine in the ER and he was in agony. Since you didn't mention the pain, you must be tough. Took him about 12 weeks to heal wearing only a brace. Heal fast and do your PT ASAP. Good to have a goal for recovery.

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    sorry to hear this Evan. hope you heal up fast.
    That's the 3rd NICEr to get injured this season I hope that pays our dues for awhile and everyone stays healthy through next year
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    Heal up well evan. Maybe we can hook up @ hood after we heal up. We will be back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0ardski View Post
    sorry to hear this Evan. hope you heal up fast.
    That's the 3rd NICEr to get injured this season I hope that pays our dues for awhile and everyone stays healthy through next year
    I second that.... I got at least one more day on snow.... And a trip to Hood may be in my future too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinpa View Post
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    I second that.... I got at least one more day on snow.... And a trip to Hood may be in my future too!
    You better not try to sneak past me if you two visit Hood !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by www.oldsnowboards.com View Post
    You better not try to sneak past me if you two visit Hood !!!!
    We will give you plenty of notice if there are any trips up to Hood. I was thinking about the 2nd week of June. I'll let you know for sure. I already looked at the calendar for the month and figured out how many days I can go till the end of our season in Montana. At least riding the chairlifts....haha. I really miss the Winter season ending in late May/early June! Thats the sacrifice I was willing to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slopetool View Post
    We will give you plenty of notice if there are any trips up to Hood. I was thinking about the 2nd week of June. I'll let you know for sure. I already looked at the calendar for the month and figured out how many days I can go till the end of our season in Montana. At least riding the chairlifts....haha. I really miss the Winter season ending in late May/early June! Thats the sacrifice I was willing to make.
    Cool Ed. You and your's are always welcome here. Look forward to seeing you if you get out this way.
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    Hey Ed! It would be great to see you in the Portland area this summer. If you make it out, you should coordinate your timing with Russ and Evan -- we could do a summer session at T-line.

    If we were going to have a summer gathering like that, we could also play around on asphalt once they close Timberline for the day. I have a Dirtsurfer, Flowlab board, and longboard, and we could take everything over to the Meadows parking lot / access road -- it's pretty much empty up there in the summer, especially on weekends when there's no maintenance / summer construction going on.
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    Does anyone know of anyone who is riding with a new hip? I got one in July of last year and have been surfing with no problems. Back next winter! Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by carver View Post
    Does anyone know of anyone who is riding with a new hip? I got one in July of last year and have been surfing with no problems. Back next winter! Tim
    Hi Tim, so glad to hear the hip is doing so well. My Dad has had both replaced and they are pain free. He doesn't snowboard I am afraid. Bryan
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    Thanks Bryan. I showed my doc the alpine pics and he goes, holly god! He had never seen Alpine Carving. He is an out f bounds skier and has a home near Telluride. He thinks we are nuts. Go figure? LOL

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    Is it just me having not paid that much attention in the past, or has this season been especially heavy on big injuries? I'm still sitting at home with a healing collarbone and cursing that I can't even get out on the bike because I can't afford to rush this and damage the bone any further. I feel for everyone that is in a similar situation and it looks like a number of you had it worse than I did. I wanted them to plate mine, but when I went for a second opinion the doctor said it wasn't in the parameters that they would operate on. He said they would do surgery if it was 20mm short or shifted and when I saw him it was 18mm. I almost punched him when he said " If you would have come and seen me first I probably would have plated it then, but not now." Great. So here I sit, bored with Netflix, (it has way fewer good movies up her in the land of Igloos and back bacon) bored with PS3 and frustrated that, while mostly mobile, I still have 4-6 weeks before I can get back to work.
    I wish good health to everyone who is mending and good luck to everyone still riding, lets all have an eventless summer and hit it hard next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdyno View Post
    Is it just me having not paid that much attention in the past, or has this season been especially heavy on big injuries?
    I feel that way too although it could just be one of those things like when you buy a new car and you all of a sudden see it everywhere on the road where as before you did not. I just had my second and final surgery on Tuesday so ever day is better then the last for me. A cadaver bone, two screws and stabilization of the fracture should make way for a great 2012-13 winter, a winter I am already looking forward to.... First healing and tons of PT. good luck with the collarbone and I hope you find comfort in the fact you aren't the only one down and out on the AIL...
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    Cool @Evan,NICE will be waiting...

    With at least four or five formerly injured,it will be like an INWES support group of alpine injured riders,hehe.I rode yesterday with Max,who had her own serious injury awhile back,and is riding better than ever.

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    Is it just me having not paid that much attention in the past, or has this season been especially heavy on big injuries?
    Hard to say for sure, in past seasons reports were probably less likely to be posted. One of the ideas behind the "AIL" thread was to make sure we were aware of our fallen alpine friends. I know from being injured myself that our community is particularly giving and kind. Well wishes to those who were hurt this past season and speedy recover. Bryan
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    Pusbag update : just got out of dr and can now start bearing a little weight on leg. Knee is stiff hopefully it will heal to. Going to go sledneckin ASAP. See you in the mtns
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    BlueB up!

    First checkup and xrays with orthopedic surgeon, yesterday - things are going well! Nothing mouved and healing well, no op required. I can walk without crutches already, but limping a lot. Shouldn't do anything excessive until next xrays in 4 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueB View Post
    First checkup and xrays with orthopedic surgeon, yesterday - things are going well! Nothing mouved and healing well, no op required. I can walk without crutches already, but limping a lot. Shouldn't do anything excessive until next xrays in 4 weeks.
    In three weeks?? Damn. In my legs case it was 6 weeks before they decided to do a second surgery to remove the pins at one end of the nail because little healing (calcification) had occurred. It was nearly nine weeks before I could apply pressure. How old are you?? Damn. Good for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by www.oldsnowboards.com View Post
    ... How old are you?? Damn. Good for you.
    43... I always healed quickly. Yet, this was surprising even for me. Everybody around me think I'm nuts for walking. Doctor wasn't too perplexed, though.
    I guess the crack is on the side, so it doesn't really bear weight unless I do sidways or twisting mouves.
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    got to the dr last friday. everythings going well, got a short cast and I am walking on it. knee hurts quite a bit thought.

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    Four weeks ago
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    broken tibia, 3 days before nationals. how much does this suck.
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    got to the dr last friday. everythings going well, got a short cast and I am walking on it. knee hurts quite a bit thought.
    Thanks BoarderDude for the update. Sounds like you are well on your way back. Can we sign your cast? Bomber sticker??
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    yup im doin pretty well, and sure ill put a nice big B.O.L. on there for ya guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theboarderdude View Post
    yup im doin pretty well, and sure ill put a nice big B.O.L. on there for ya guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueB View Post
    First checkup and xrays with orthopedic surgeon, yesterday - things are going well! Nothing mouved and healing well, no op required. I can walk without crutches already, but limping a lot. Shouldn't do anything excessive until next xrays in 4 weeks.
    Boris -- what the hell did you you do? or did I miss a post here?

    FYI - It has been a great year in Whistler -- 5 trips for me this season and nothing broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C5 Golfer View Post
    Boris -- what the hell did you you do? or did I miss a post here?
    Ski racing gone wrong... One or 2 pages earlier.
    Yeah, the rest of the crew just had a nice session at Whistler this weekend.
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    I am now taking steps on the broken leg. Feels good so far. Not able to gimp around like normal yet but I'll get there. Just keeping my fingers crossed that I will be back on the board riding as good as ever. Glad to hear everyone else is healing well.
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    Note to self (and anybody else interested):

    Remember this next Spring: The snow is getting soft and heavy out on the edges of the groomers. Don't count on popping out of a deep carve with a little extra angulation at the last second! You can sprain an ankle quite nicely even in a well-fitted hardboot!

    Saturday was great while it lasted, but I'm afraid my season is over. I got back to the lodge from about as far away as possible without help, but it wasn't much fun. It looks better today than some sprains I've incurred so next year I'll have a scar-toughened joint under me.

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