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Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:04 pm

After feeling really pleased with myself for being brave enough to drop into a bowl I decided to do it once more before calling it quits for the day. In I dropped, nice and fast, then SLAM.

I think my rear foot might have slipped off the tail and my front foot didn't notice and carried on going. My crotch is okay (which is important) but my knee is not. I've lost a fair amount of skin, not just on the knee that hit the deck but on my other knee, and my elbows. I did it proper.

Fortunately I can still just about walk. I went to see my physio and he checked for serious damage as best he could. I can still 'engage' my calf and hamstring. Nothing appears to be broken, although I might still need an X-Ray once the swelling has gone down.

My knee cap is in the wrong place.

No more skating for six to eight weeks.

Now I'm off to buy a walking stick.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby misterbleepy » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:09 pm

Ouch! - I hope you recover soon.

Andrew_Culture wrote:Now I'm off to buy a walking stick.


Don't forget to get knee pads and elbow pads too (and maybe wrist guards and padded undershorts as well).
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Re: Borked knee

Postby nevertooold » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:14 pm

Oh no!! Sorry to hear that. What a fucker - no skate all summer! Hopefully it heals up super fast and you get to enjoy a lovely Indian summer- in pads!!

Given a couple of recent dropping in slam related posts I'm starting to question how much I really need to be doing this dropping in lark!

Time will tell I suppose - might have dig out old bike leathers and helmet first!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:58 pm

misterbleepy wrote:Ouch! - I hope you recover soon.

Andrew_Culture wrote:Now I'm off to buy a walking stick.


Don't forget to get knee pads and elbow pads too (and maybe wrist guards and padded undershorts as well).


I wasn't joking about the stick :)

On Friday I had enough money for a helmet OR knee pads and I choose helmet. Doh!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:59 pm

nevertooold wrote:Oh no!! Sorry to hear that. What a fucker - no skate all summer! Hopefully it heals up super fast and you get to enjoy a lovely Indian summer- in pads!!

Given a couple of recent dropping in slam related posts I'm starting to question how much I really need to be doing this dropping in lark!

Time will tell I suppose - might have dig out old bike leathers and helmet first!


Oh no, don't let this put you off dropping in! I'm pretty this happened because I was ignoring fatigue. I was starting to get jelly legs from tiredness so shouldn't have dropped in at all.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby misterbleepy » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:06 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:On Friday I had enough money for a helmet OR knee pads and I choose helmet. Doh!

Even though you've hurt your knees, I think you made the right choice re. helmet over knee pads.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Brian S » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:29 pm

Sorry to hear that, skating when knackered has landed me in casualty a few times in the past, never ever say it's your last run, never works out! :lol:

I pad everything I can before I skate,but can still hurt occasionally myself I have found, rolling over an ankle with momentum & weight being the worst :shock: To be fair the helmet & pads (inc shorts especially) mean that I have walked away from many I probably would not have! :D

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Re: Borked knee

Postby mjlally » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:34 pm

save up for some pads and get well soon.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Nut » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:37 pm

shitty, stupid out of nowhere injury - did my knee in Feb so I feel your pain.

In my case, I had fallen in Jan and 'grazed' the knee. I think this had weakened it considerably because the actual incident a month later required no force whatsoever.

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Re: Borked knee

Postby nevertooold » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:43 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:
nevertooold wrote:Oh no!! Sorry to hear that. What a fucker - no skate all summer! Hopefully it heals up super fast and you get to enjoy a lovely Indian summer- in pads!!

Given a couple of recent dropping in slam related posts I'm starting to question how much I really need to be doing this dropping in lark!

Time will tell I suppose - might have dig out old bike leathers and helmet first!


Oh no, don't let this put you off dropping in! I'm pretty this happened because I was ignoring fatigue. I was starting to get jelly legs from tiredness so shouldn't have dropped in at all.


No, despite everything I'm still going to do it! But will heed the advice of not skating when too tired - it's tempting sometimes- but I see how it can lead to slams.

And pads wise - better a buggered knee than head! But do get some. I don't like the 187s I find them too bulky but I've just ordered some triple8s - wrist elbows knees
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Brian S » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Andrew, just PM'd you :)
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Re: Borked knee

Postby airwave » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:09 pm

Head tends to get more severe injuries than extremities, better to have a bunnet.
I rarely hit my napper, but wear a hat just in case.
The knee pads are in danger of wearing out they have had so much use.
Wrist guards the same (despite not being keen on them)

GWS, I need to keep seeing your updates 8)
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:03 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I have Codiene now :)
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:07 pm

I did have some great skate related news today, my local shop has ordered me a black 8.5" Toy Machine team deck, the joy division one!

They said it might be a couple of weeks before it arrives. Fine by me said I :)
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Noidear » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:45 pm

Don't forget to get knee pads and elbow pads too (and maybe wrist guards and padded undershorts as well).[/quote]
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Re: Borked knee

Postby nevertooold » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:40 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:I did have some great skate related news today, my local shop has ordered me a black 8.5" Toy Machine team deck, the joy division one!

They said it might be a couple of weeks before it arrives. Fine by me said I :)


Now I really wanted that deck but someone on here ( sorry can't remember - I've had wine) has one and it didn't hold up very well. :-/
Hopefully yours does

Still love it though
I'm tempted by a lovenskate deck atm
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Fen » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:58 pm

Sorry to hear about this. It's a bummer being out injured. Take care and heal up.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby wavesnwheels » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:51 am

Sorry to hear about your injury Andrew and glad to hear you've a new deck on the way. Nothing like a new bit of kit to speed the recovery process.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:24 am

I've got a bit more movement this morning, things are on the mend.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby undertime » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:21 pm

Family holiday keeping me off the site and board, quickly catching up now and very sorry to read about the slam! Pads, pads, pads for bowls or any decent size ramp, as the folks say. I tend to wear wrist and elbow ones for any time I'm near a board as I tend to go over a fair bit. Anyway, get healed soon!

BTW it was me with TM deck (glad I made such a strong impression nevertooold!). The wood in mine was/is not great quality (chips and delams after a few rides), but the shape and concave is lovely. All detailed elsewhere on this here site...
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Re: Borked knee

Postby nevertooold » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:04 pm

[quote="undertime]
BTW it was me with TM deck (glad I made such a strong impression nevertooold!). The wood in mine was/is not great quality (chips and delams after a few rides), but the shape and concave is lovely. All detailed elsewhere on this here site...[/quote]

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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:25 pm

If the deck starts to de-lam it will still look great as a wall hanger :)

My walking stick arrived today and this appears to have awoken some sort of caring nature in my daughter.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby J_c90 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:25 pm

Gah sorry to hear this. Kneecap not being in the right place implies it's more than just a sprain I guess (not to belittle sprained knees - did my popliteal a while back).

Anyways - heal full and quick.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Unciano » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:48 pm

That sucks. Watching skate videos will help you heal faster btw.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:01 pm

I'm feeling better today. In fact I tend to forget I've hurt myself and try and stand up normally, which is a mistake.

The huge scab is fizzing and tingling like crazy, it feels kinda nice!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby HarryR » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:13 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:The huge scab is fizzing and tingling like crazy, it feels kinda nice!


This made me smile. There is pleasure in pain isn't there? :lol:
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:07 am

HarryR wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:The huge scab is fizzing and tingling like crazy, it feels kinda nice!


This made me smile. There is pleasure in pain isn't there? :lol:


There's certainly pleasure in the release from pain!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:08 am

It's funny how people are reacting to me hurting myself. Most laugh, which is fine, but some people have said 'well you won't do that again!' to which I reply 'I most definitely will do it again!' I have no understanding of the fact that people assume that such a minor setback would stop me from doing anything! This is just a few weeks of a long fun-packed life.

I haven't had an accident this serious in over twenty years and that makes me feel like I must have wasted some good opportunities more that it makes me feel that I've been lucky not to get injured sooner.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby brim23 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:48 pm

hi andrew
only just seen this, sorry to hear about your injury, get well soon!

ps putting the mas video together makes it heal quicker :wink:

have i still got time to send footage...?
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:49 pm

brim23 wrote:hi andrew
only just seen this, sorry to hear about your injury, get well soon!

ps putting the mas video together makes it heal quicker :wink:

have i still got time to send footage...?



Yes please to footage!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby doowyrag » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:17 am

Just seen this thread Me Culture and am very sorry that your knee is knackered.

GWS!!

Any chance of a picture of the stick?
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Re: Borked knee

Postby doowyrag » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:20 am

doowyrag wrote:Me Culture


^^^ Not sure whether to blame predictive text or shit thumb aim for that. ^^^

Either way, I'll echo the GWS bit.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:55 am

doowyrag wrote:
Any chance of a picture of the stick?



Of course :)

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Re: Borked knee

Postby doowyrag » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:11 am

Haha - thank you!

Nice sticker placement!!

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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:33 am

doowyrag wrote:Haha - thank you!

Nice sticker placement!!

:D :D


Tee hee, I thought that might make you smile!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:19 am

Just in case anyone wanted an update, I can now drive a car again and can walk in a fairly normal way. The scab is now so thick it's probably bulletproof. It all still hurts but I'm happy with my progress. I want to skate!

Someone kindly sent me some stickers for my walking stick and I have no idea who! There was a MAS sticker and one that said ThirteenB. Thank you whoever you are!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby doowyrag » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:16 am

DOH! I forgot to sign it?

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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:26 am

doowyrag wrote:DOH! I forgot to sign it?

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ThirteenB is my imaginary company.. :oops:


Tee hee, I had no idea it was from you! Thank you!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:41 am

Well the scab is getting a bit flappy now.

Progress!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:48 am

I saw the physio yesterday and although the flesh has nearly healed I'm still a bit messed up. My kneecap is still in the wrong place and I might have slightly torn a few ligaments.

My rehab is 100% cycling based, which I'm fine with. Hopefully by the time I can skate again I'll be stronger, fitter and lighter than ever before. I'm really looking forward to rolling again!

I was going to ride my bike this morning but the chain has seized! It just goes to show how much more skating than cycling I've done in the last year!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Fen » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:09 pm

Oh shit hope it gets better soon its a bummer being out with an injury.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:29 pm

Fen wrote:Oh shit hope it gets better soon its a bummer being out with an injury.



It certainly is! On a positive being encouraged to cycle again will help me shift some flubber and increase stamina, which will help my skating!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Brian S » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:40 pm

glad to hear things are improving for you, I've just joined you on the injury bench now :lol:
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:42 am

Brian S wrote:glad to hear things are improving for you, I've just joined you on the injury bench now :lol:



Oh no! I'm now looking for your injury bench thread :)
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Moggot » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:05 am

Andrew_Culture wrote:
Fen wrote:Oh shit hope it gets better soon its a bummer being out with an injury.



It certainly is! On a positive being encouraged to cycle again will help me shift some flubber and increase stamina, which will help my skating!

Making me think I should start cycling to work (10miles) again, if cycling doesn't have any negative impact on skating.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:11 am

Moggot wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:
Fen wrote:Oh shit hope it gets better soon its a bummer being out with an injury.



It certainly is! On a positive being encouraged to cycle again will help me shift some flubber and increase stamina, which will help my skating!

Making me think I should start cycling to work (10miles) again, if cycling doesn't have any negative impact on skating.


I can't see how it would. As long as you're not pushing too hard and developing massive thighs!

I cycled three miles to work every day and lost about two stone in three months!
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Moggot » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:27 am

Andrew_Culture wrote:
Moggot wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:
Fen wrote:Oh shit hope it gets better soon its a bummer being out with an injury.



It certainly is! On a positive being encouraged to cycle again will help me shift some flubber and increase stamina, which will help my skating!

Making me think I should start cycling to work (10miles) again, if cycling doesn't have any negative impact on skating.


I can't see how it would. As long as you're not pushing too hard and developing massive thighs!

I cycled three miles to work every day and lost about two stone in three months!

Unfortunately massive thighs are a family trait :)
Its 10 miles each way for me and living in the Black Country, that involves some hills. I might start of again driving halfway and cycle the rest. Also strap my board to my backpack or something.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:38 pm

Moggot wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:
Moggot wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:
Fen wrote:Oh shit hope it gets better soon its a bummer being out with an injury.



It certainly is! On a positive being encouraged to cycle again will help me shift some flubber and increase stamina, which will help my skating!

Making me think I should start cycling to work (10miles) again, if cycling doesn't have any negative impact on skating.


I can't see how it would. As long as you're not pushing too hard and developing massive thighs!

I cycled three miles to work every day and lost about two stone in three months!

Unfortunately massive thighs are a family trait :)
Its 10 miles each way for me and living in the Black Country, that involves some hills. I might start of again driving halfway and cycle the rest. Also strap my board to my backpack or something.



Ah so my three miles by the river are considerably less challenging. I got the big thighs from building a singlespeed that had 52t on the front and 16t on the back. Not wise :)
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Moggot » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:22 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:Ah so my three miles by the river are considerably less challenging. I got the big thighs from building a singlespeed that had 52t on the front and 16t on the back. Not wise :)

Iron man set up :)
I used to ride down the canals same distance as the road way. Just I was violently attacked by some canadian geese, including one crashing into my helmet while I was trying to escape from them.
Plus I can only ride down them during daylight hours as its gets a bit risky in the dark.

Candian Geese = bastards.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:13 pm

Moggot wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:Ah so my three miles by the river are considerably less challenging. I got the big thighs from building a singlespeed that had 52t on the front and 16t on the back. Not wise :)

Iron man set up :)
I used to ride down the canals same distance as the road way. Just I was violently attacked by some canadian geese, including one crashing into my helmet while I was trying to escape from them.
Plus I can only ride down them during daylight hours as its gets a bit risky in the dark.

Candian Geese = bastards.


I remember a similar issue with turkeys in my youth.

The only iron thing about that gearing would be the replacement hip and knee joints I'd need to ride it full time.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Noidear » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:10 pm

Getting goosed in the helmet is no laughing matter.


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Re: Borked knee

Postby wavesnwheels » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:07 am

Andrew_Culture wrote:I was going to ride my bike this morning but the chain has seized! It just goes to show how much more skating than cycling I've done in the last year!


Lol, went to get my bikes out the other day, they were buried in the shed. As soon as I noticed the flat tyres I gave up and went for a run instead, I think they've been in there since I moved two years ago. I will get them out this week...

Glad your on the mend, hope you'll be back on your board soon
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:45 pm

wavesnwheels wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:I was going to ride my bike this morning but the chain has seized! It just goes to show how much more skating than cycling I've done in the last year!


Lol, went to get my bikes out the other day, they were buried in the shed. As soon as I noticed the flat tyres I gave up and went for a run instead, I think they've been in there since I moved two years ago. I will get them out this week...

Glad your on the mend, hope you'll be back on your board soon


Ah, I have solid tyres on my single speed :) Not sure my knee is up to riding that yet though!

My geared bike only needed a bit of lube and it rode just fine. Well as fine as it ever does; I build it :)
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:02 pm

I had another physio checkup yesterday. The cycling is helping the healing process, but it'll still be a little while before I can skate again :(
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Borked knee

Postby warwick » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:10 pm

I'm in physio myself, for my fibula. I asked about recovery time and was told 6 weeks for the bone to knit together and a further 6 weeks to get fully up to strength. So I have about 3 weeks to go.


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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:33 pm

warwick wrote:I'm in physio myself, for my fibula. I asked about recovery time and was told 6 weeks for the bone to knit together and a further 6 weeks to get fully up to strength. So I have about 3 weeks to go.


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Re: Borked knee

Postby Fen » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:18 pm

warwick wrote:I'm in physio myself, for my fibula. I asked about recovery time and was told 6 weeks for the bone to knit together and a further 6 weeks to get fully up to strength. So I have about 3 weeks to go.


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18 weeks since my fibula break. Started skating properly about 3 weeks ago. Still hurts a bit if I jump or run out . Ease yourself back in to the skating Warwick be prepared that it might be a bit longer. Then again every one isn't the same when it comes to fracture healings.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Fen » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:19 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:I had another physio checkup yesterday. The cycling is helping the healing process, but it'll still be a little while before I can skate again :(


Shame it's taking so long to get the skating back. Take care.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:24 pm

Fen wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:I had another physio checkup yesterday. The cycling is helping the healing process, but it'll still be a little while before I can skate again :(


Shame it's taking so long to get the skating back. Take care.


I'm being cautious, skating appears to be 90% what's in your head so I'm trying to convince myself I'm going to be strong enough to skate when I do.
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Re: Borked knee

Postby Andrew_Culture » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:38 pm

I've just had my last physio appointment. Things are going well but it's still going to be a couple of months before I can skate without risking making things much worse :(
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