Broken Tibula and Fibula - How long?
Posted 15 January 2003 - 05:31 AM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 06:31 AM
Still riding/racing just a little more cautious!
Posted 15 January 2003 - 06:48 AM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 06:56 AM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 06:57 AM
Needless to say, I was grateful to that physical therapist I met. I married her.
Posted 15 January 2003 - 07:21 AM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 07:46 AM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 08:31 AM
When i broke my leg the first time , i also took off my own boot ! They were getting ready to cut off my boot as well as cutting my pants! I told them to back-off , i'll take off my own boot! I also drove home with my wife following me in her own car, then got in with her to go to the er. The 2nd time i broke the same leg , i left my boot on to keep it from swollen up! When i got home i carefully removed it for the trip to the er again They must think our boots & pants are cheap
Posted 15 January 2003 - 10:07 AM
You should really keep this as an individual decision between you and your doctor.
The complications involving the nature of the break, your health and desire to recover will all dramatically effect when it's safe to ride.
At best, I hope you don't smoke and have a steady habit of good nutrition and exercise.
Lastly, unless you have been intimate with the medical industry, you'll need to understand that not all doctors, procedures and processes are equal. There are always alternatives.
So, if your drive and mindset tells you that 6-8 months is unacceptable, you may want to seek some options to your initial answers.
Posted 15 January 2003 - 10:35 AM
Guess we're about in the same boat since I broke mine last saturday. Let's see who can get out of the cast first. I have a full leg cast now but they said that could be cut down to just a lower leg cast in 3-4 weeks. Decisions, Decisions. I thought I would never ride again after a broken ankle but did and enjoyed it for a year before this. I'm addicted to the adrenal rush I get from sitting on that starting line. I don't smoke but I think quitting motocross for me is just like someone trying to quit smoking.
Posted 15 January 2003 - 12:40 PM
I'm 31 and had my ankle hardware installed on the 9th of this month. I get the staples removed and hard cast installed tomorrow (jan 16). I tried to upgrade to the Ti bolt kit, but they did not take cash...so stainless it is. The prognosis is a cast for another 6 wks and crutches for a total of 2-3 months. He said I'd be back on in about 5 mos. I plan on riding the street bikes shortly after getting the cast off just to get the movements back.
The xrays & injury can be seen at if you want to check similarities:
My wife is a little pissed as we had our first child on the 20th of December!!!
'00.5 Aprilia Mille R
'97 Honda Valkyrie
Posted 15 January 2003 - 05:54 PM
Posted 15 January 2003 - 08:35 PM
good luck with the recovery!
Posted 16 January 2003 - 03:42 AM
Hey, your right - TibIA and FibULA. I guess I just assumed since one ended in "ula" so did the other. Should have just stuck with tib and fib.
Posted 16 January 2003 - 10:25 AM
Posted 16 January 2003 - 11:06 AM
Ive been taking this stuff for a couple months. I dont get anywhere near as sore as I used to and I last a heck of a lot longer, in all kinds of different ways
Ya that too
Posted 16 January 2003 - 11:40 AM
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