Who has never had an "off"?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by jefmcg, 3 May 2017.

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  1. Never

    16 vote(s)
    7.2%
  2. Once

    32 vote(s)
    14.4%
  3. A few times

    133 vote(s)
    59.9%
  4. Too many times :(

    41 vote(s)
    18.5%
  1. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    I've had a broken collarbone for the past 11yrs (Non-union fracture) the Consultant said it was a bit too close to the end to plate and would leave it dangerously weak if I fell on it again (mind you it was the 4th time I'd broken this one)
    It depends where the break is as to whether surgery is the best option.
     
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  2. McBrian

    McBrian Active Member

    Location:
    East Fife
    This is the x-ray at 7 weeks, the 13 week one is near identical:
    CollarBpne.jpg

    unfortunately I've not managed to get a copy of the original x-ray on the night of the off as that one shows a pretty clean and close break., for some reason its shown to me and very quickly closed!
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. McBrian

    McBrian Active Member

    Location:
    East Fife
    One of my other offs is pretty funny though, I stopped at the top of Langside above Kennoway to take a photo of the Lomonds swaithed in a lovely mist, I put my foot down on what I thought was the verge only to find that it was weed growth covering a drainage ditch:cursing: I ended up upside down with the bike on top of me but all in one piece thankfully, when I eventually managed to disentangle the bike and stand up I realised the ditch was over 7ft deep (I'm only 5' 11"), lucky again as it was dry but still took ages to climb out and rescue the bike as well :wacko:
     
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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Ouch, nasty break.
     
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  5. McBrian

    McBrian Active Member

    Location:
    East Fife
    Update:

    Well it's surgery in early January :-(
     
  6. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    First one in a couple of years 5 days ago ! It's cost me 5 days off bike so far.Mostly just road rash,but my knee is taking longer to heal.Message to self,don't ride when icy !
     
  7. Did you discuss the possibility of not having the surgery? NHS were gung-ho to pin mine, but I was able to come to the decision that doing nothing made more sense.
     
  8. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    On the other hand, I lived for years with a non-union and it gave me very bad pain in my upper arm due to overcompensating, and atrophied muscles in my neck. Finding a surgeon prepared to fit a plate was the best thing I have ever done.
     
  9. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    not recentley but went under the knife 5 years ago. due to a clumsy car driver ! my shoulder ribsand collar bone still hurt now and again , but hey ho !
     
  10. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    i got told i was having a plate and anchor , what went wrong ?
     
  11. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    Location:
    Knaresborough
    The plate and anchor?
    Think i had a pint there once
     
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  12. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    haha i wish top name for a pub !!! makes achange from hope and anchor!!!
     
  13. Not sure what your question is. If it was about the specific surgery, then I don't remember exactly what they were going to do. I was using "pin" as a place holder for whatever bits of metal they intended to put in me.

    What I do remember was being told the surgery would be long (2-4 hours? I can't remember), involve incision at the hip to get live bone, a lot stripping of muscle, tons of possible side effects, months of recovery etc etc. "Do you take the pins out?" "Only if they get infected" <shudder>


    I asked why do the surgery at all, and he replied "to reduce pain and discomfort". But I wasn't suffering any pain and little discomfort and I had talked to a private surgeon who said that in my case, he'd leave it alone. I checked, and I can have the surgery in the future, and it will be the same procedure whenever. The bone ends are already fused.

    This doesn't apply to everyone, and the surgeon who told me not to get the operation operates on clavicles every day, just not breaks like mine. For the record, mine was a nice clean snap, mid clavicle. Text book. About as nice as a broken clavicle can be except for it not healing.
     
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  14. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    as long as it all went well !!
     
  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Similar scenario here except I snapped the far end off, the surgeon told me he could 'pin' it but the next time I fell on that shoulder it could be disastrous and as he put it "You're still going to be riding that bloody Bicycle aren't you" (3rd time I'd broken my left collarbone)
     
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