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ponder86 06-02-2012 10:37 AM

Broken Radius
So, I snapped my radius in half, about 3 inches down from my elbow, in February and had ORIF surgery on it getting a plate and 6 screws. It's about 3 1/2 months out now and I'm still waiting for it to heal and cannot wait to be release to start riding.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone on here has had any experience like this and how long it took to heal?

Thanks in advance

ponder86 06-02-2012 1:41 PM


Here's an X-ray after they plated it

waken23v 06-02-2012 3:17 PM

I broke the same on both arms closer to my wrists and had hardware like yours. It only took about 4 1/2 months before I could ride but then i had the plate removed a bit later so took another couple months. I brok broke both legs (ankle area) on three different occasions (wakeboarding, running a half marathon & skimboarding) and and took 4 months to ride again but about 7 months before I felt comfortable doing any spins, inverts or other sports like soccer.

ponder86 06-02-2012 3:41 PM

Cool thanks for the feedback. The plate and screws will stay in unless they back out or start causing me pain.

I go back to the dr on Tuesday for another check up.

ponder86 06-02-2012 5:41 PM

When you started riding at 4 1/2 mths was that full on riding or just feeling it out?

waken23v 06-03-2012 11:52 PM

4 1/5 months was feeling it out. It's the 6-7 month mark were things start to feel normal again.

06-04-2012 1:16 AM

I broke my femur last august, rod from hip to knee with screws, Its coming up on 10 months and I am barely getting out there. The main thing is, let it heal and work out those muscles. I am at the stage right now where the bone is about 100% healed but now my knee is extremely weak and I can't even squat on one leg what so ever.

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