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17 hours ago, throet said:

The MRI went well I guess but I won't know the results until tomorrow. I'm trying to be optimistic but it's really hard. The doc put me on crutches yesterday and told me I really should not be bearing any weight on the leg.  I did really heavy icing for the first 48 hours but there is still a massive amount of swelling 5 days post injury. Also turning purple now.       

Bummer! As suspected, hamstring tendon is detached. Good news is that it came off the bone clean and will be easy to anchor it back on surgically. Long road to recovery ahead unfortunately.  

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On 7/8/2019 at 4:16 PM, AntonioGG said:

Is your hamstring balled-up?  If you completely tore the tendon, you'll noticeably see it balled up.  For me, when it happened, I had zero doubt about what just happened.  I hear an internal pop, see a flash of light, then noticed the balled up muscle.

I asked the ortho about this because the ED doctor had said the same thing. You can see from my MRI report that the muscle only retracted a few centimeters. The ortho said is actually less common for them to ball up but that it does happen. The good news for me is that the tendon will be right underneath where they make the incision and they won't have to go digging for it. Maybe it's because technically the tendon didn't tear - it just peeled off the bone. 

That "flash of light" reference is interesting. I've broken bones, tore ligaments, had major lacerations, etc, but this is the first injury I've had where that "flash" sensation just overcame me. When I first felt the pop, I immediately started assessing my situation and how I would get off the mountain. Just as suddenly though, I was overcome with that flash of light, lightheadedness, and nausea. My thought process immediately shifted to "I'm f*cked" as I lowered myself to the ground.    

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Hey T sorry to hear this. On the bright side though, this is not your favorite time of year to ride. 

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Stuff some extra beers in your pants and stay positive. Sounds like your in good hands.

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2 hours ago, throet said:

Bummer! As suspected, hamstring tendon is detached. Good news is that it came off the bone clean and will be easy to anchor it back on surgically. Long road to recovery ahead unfortunately.  

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Sorry to hear this!! Hope you heal quickly and the operation goes smoothly! Long recovery period for an avulsion, be diligent about following the Doc orders for mobility afterwards and would anticipate you'll be back to 100% in the late winter to spring time. If you get back to it too soon it can become a chronic problem! 

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23 minutes ago, 4fun said:

100% in the late winter to spring time

Oh joy - just in time for next summer 😀

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On 7/10/2019 at 11:39 AM, notyal said:

Stuff some extra beers in your pants and stay positive. Sounds like your in good hands.

Better solution! 

 

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Oh man! This sucks Throet! I hope you get better soon. I need you well so you can remind me how bad my fitness is like usual 

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13 hours ago, throet said:

Better solution! 

 

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Necessity is the mother of invention!

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15 hours ago, throet said:

Better solution! 

 

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I wish I’d thought about that!  I did resort to the can in my pocket when I broke my ankle, but this looks better!

have you upgraded your crutch tips?  The stock ones are scary in wet surfaces.  Just because you’re not riding doesn’t mean you can’t be upgrading stuff!

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I successfully navigated my insurance landscape and saw an Ortho on Friday. He said the knee feels loose, maybe an acl issue. MRI on Monday. At this point I'm struggling to walk any distance without pain which sorta puts a damper on my family trip out west this next week and my 40 miler in Telluride in two weeks. I mostly want to make sure I recover as fully and quickly as possible.

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Gah! Reading that injury report made skin crawl. Nasty stuff. Keep up the spirits, get the surgery, heal up.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Anita Handle said:

I successfully navigated my insurance landscape and saw an Ortho on Friday. He said the knee feels loose, maybe an acl issue. MRI on Monday. At this point I'm struggling to walk any distance without pain which sorta puts a damper on my family trip out west this next week and my 40 miler in Telluride in two weeks. I mostly want to make sure I recover as fully and quickly as possible.

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Focus on fixing the leg first. The worst thing you could do is ignore it and end up in surgery for something that could have been prevented. You may want to get a knee brace for your trip, even if the doctor does not recommend it. Just an extra level of protection to keep you in the right position. But, if you ask, the doctor would probably say it can't hurt, even if they don't recommend it.

I have some cheap knee braces from skiing if you want to borrow one. It's not the robocop looking one with the metal braces, just the softer flexible ones.

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7 hours ago, jcarneytx said:

Gah! Reading that injury report made skin crawl. Nasty stuff. Keep up the spirits, get the surgery, heal up.

 

 

Thanks. Surgery is tomorrow morning. 

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On 7/13/2019 at 9:20 AM, AntonioGG said:

have you upgraded your crutch tips?

I'll look into that. Thanks 

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12 hours ago, Anita Handle said:

I successfully navigated my insurance landscape and saw an Ortho on Friday. He said the knee feels loose, maybe an acl issue. MRI on Monday. At this point I'm struggling to walk any distance without pain which sorta puts a damper on my family trip out west this next week and my 40 miler in Telluride in two weeks. I mostly want to make sure I recover as fully and quickly as possible.

We'll be volunteering down in Ilium Valley, near the end of lap 1.  Be sure and wave.  With the major change in the route, Lap 1 should be much much easier without Black Bear Pass,  so there's that.  If ya can't ride the T-40, you can sign up on Tobin's volunteer list on facebook. 

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10 minutes ago, June Bug said:

We'll be volunteering down in Ilium Valley, near the end of lap 1.  Be sure and wave.  With the major change in the route, Lap 1 should be much much easier without Black Bear Pass,  so there's that.  If ya can't ride the T-40, you can sign up on Tobin's volunteer list on facebook. 

Thanks. Yes, at this point, I'm more likely a volunteer than participant. I've pedalled a little this past week but nothing stressful and I'd rather not be 20 miles out when my knee decides to go kablooey or when I have a mechanical that forces me to walk any significant distance. I want to see what exactly is messed up in there before I make any final decisions.

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On 7/12/2019 at 9:11 PM, RidingAgain said:

Glad it wasn't worse.

Well sure..... guess I  could have ended up dead or permanently disabled. 

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2 hours ago, throet said:

Thanks. Surgery is tomorrow morning. 

Oh shit, late to this one. Sorry to hear about this man, and GL with the surgery tomorrow!

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Best wishes on the surgery and the recovery.

Pace yourself so the repair will heal as quick as it can, and so it will grow strong enough to last you a long time.

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Hope your surgery was a total success today, old man! 

Make sure you get on here with some good drug induced post-surgery deep philosophical manifesto about mountain bike riding and tire choice...those area always the best 🙂

Take care, dude!

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