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Old    moombarider132            04-19-2006, 4:40 PM Reply   
i just never thought it would be me. i broke my femur completely in half on a scarecrow last friday, which just so happened to be "good" friday. the x-rays are pretty nasty and it should be another 8 weeks till i can board, 7 till i can wakesurf. im not exactly sure how it broke i didnt hit anything in the water. i landed it then bounced hard and the nose dug in(so people tell me) and i found myself in the water in excrutiating pain. at first i thought my binding came off the board, or the board snapped in half. then i thought my knee popped out of socket. and finally i felt my bones grinding together and realized i completely shattered my femur. it wasnt a clean break either, it looks like it was from the pressure because it broke and then cracked all the way up into my pelvis. so now i have like 40 stitches and a metal plate with 4 screws in my leg. yeah it really sucks
Old     (dedicatedwse)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-19-2006, 4:42 PM Reply   
holy balls!!
Old     (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-19-2006, 4:47 PM Reply   
That sucks man,I wish you a speedy recovery. Maybe I will take up wakeskating full time.
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       04-19-2006, 4:58 PM Reply   
The same thing happened to a friend of mine (my roomate) two weeks ago, but he was on a wakeskate.
Old     (tjdunn)      Join Date: Mar 2006       04-19-2006, 6:59 PM Reply   
Sorry to here that! Good luck with your recovery!
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-19-2006, 7:32 PM Reply   
That hurt to read your story.--Best wishes man.
Old     (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-19-2006, 7:37 PM Reply   
pics man, WE WANT PICS!! At least of the x-ray.

Oh yeah, I hope you feel better soon.
Old     (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-19-2006, 7:38 PM Reply   
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Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       04-19-2006, 8:09 PM Reply   
Damn that's scary. Get well soon.
Old     (derby)      Join Date: Nov 2005       04-19-2006, 8:57 PM Reply   
Justin-

Hang in there. You'll be out before you know it.

Thane-

Not to call you out, but you're down for the count were are your pics?

I got some nasty ones of a few of my misfortunes. If you want to see them...I aint hijaking, post a new thread and ask. Guarantee you wont be disapointed if you like that kind of shiat.

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Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-19-2006, 10:00 PM Reply   
Did you say you broke your Femur in half, plates, screws, stitiches, and you'll be riding in 8 weeks?
Old     (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-19-2006, 10:04 PM Reply   
8 weeks, lucky B@stard!
I kid. Sucks man, hope all goes well and you recover quickly.
Old     (zride)      Join Date: May 2001       04-19-2006, 10:29 PM Reply   
wow. I broke my ulna and both forarm bones in half, right in the middle. It was a high impact motorcycle accident when I was younger. Anyways the reason I mention this is because the pain and recovery was not fun. It took me years to gain strength, mobility, and dexterity. I can only imagine a femer break. OUch. I feel for you man. I am sorry to hear about that. I had 12 screws and 2 plates. The problems is right when you get your muscle, strength, and comfort backi...they want you to go back in and remove the screws and plates...putting you right back to square one. I waited 4 years even thought hey wanted to remove the screws and plates after a year. I just coulnt handle another surgery one year after the accident. I was just happy to be snowboarding, wakeboarding, and being active again. Take Care
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-19-2006, 11:28 PM Reply   
Sorry to hear that Justin, did the pain die down after a while or did it last all the way to the hospital? Were you able to get your gear off or did they cut it off?
Old     (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-20-2006, 12:24 AM Reply   
zride what is an ulna?
Old     (deneng)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-20-2006, 12:24 AM Reply   
Justin the best of luck too you. Your young, and that's your biggest advantage. Take it easy though, and here's one for ya goin ball's out bro...
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-20-2006, 12:32 AM Reply   
"Did you say you broke your Femur in half, plates, screws, stitiches, and you'll be riding in 8 weeks?"

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe since he doesn't have the rod like Chris it's different?

Did your doctor tell you that or are you just being optimistic? It took my kid 8 months!

More and more femur breaks - not good!
Old     (zride)      Join Date: May 2001       04-20-2006, 12:36 AM Reply   
The Ulna is the little bone on the corner of your wrist. It was a compound fracture so the bone ripped through the skin and was sticking out. The bone was so badly broken it looked like a splintered white tree branch. They used a pin to hold my wrist together for a while.



(Message edited by zride on April 19, 2006)
Old     (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-20-2006, 12:56 AM Reply   
Ah dam, sounds horrible.
Old     (johnbowen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-20-2006, 6:11 AM Reply   
wrongo dude. Ulna is one of the long bones in your forearm. Radius and ulna.
Old     (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       04-20-2006, 8:05 AM Reply   
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Justin, just make sure you stay on top of keeping the rest of your body in top shape so you don't lose the conditioning on your upper body. Stay with the PT and when it is time, you will be ready.
Old     (wakecis)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-20-2006, 8:30 AM Reply   
i think i broke my knee in a real similar fashion. tybial plateau fracture. i landed on a o/a 5 (similar to scarecrow landing) with weight to far back, I bounced on the water, then landed off the bounce with a straight leg. 8 wks no walking. I was 19. now i'm 24 and ride better than ever. good luck

Old     (kraig)      Join Date: Dec 2002       04-20-2006, 7:40 PM Reply   
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Don't tell me these things!! Hearing this doesn't give me much confidence to attempt arials like that. Sprain an ankle, stretch a tendon but NOT what you just described!!!!!



My leg hurts.........
Old    00wakesetter            04-22-2006, 3:36 PM Reply   
I know how you feel bro! I did mine two weeks ago on a skate just going w2w and my front foot sliped off when i landed. They put a rod down my femur with three lag bolts going through! This is what mine looked like.
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Old     (jwr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-22-2006, 3:42 PM Reply   
good luck man
Old     (audiopro74)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-22-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
Kyle, so wrong, you did that on my birthday!
Old    00wakesetter            04-22-2006, 4:15 PM Reply   
And i just got a brand new boat. Only the second time out on it! I get to sit at home and stare at the butter all afternoon long.
Old    moombarider132            04-22-2006, 5:32 PM Reply   
well i dont get on the computer much so it took me a while to read all the posts and get back to you guys and yes i should be back riding in 8 weeks which is good cuz im going on a lake powell trip the 8th week june 9th ill have my cast off in 6. kyle im sorry to hear bout ur injury too and im also sorry to say my x-rays are slightly more graphic i just cant get my mom to get them....how do you get copies? i want them bad and i should have them at latest by tuesday when i go back to the hospital to get my cast.

Charles-im confused because you said you land with ur weight far back on a scarecrow/o.a. 5....i broke my back leg which in the scarecrow became my front leg because im goofy. clear this up for me im lost.
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-22-2006, 9:07 PM Reply   
I wish you the best in your recovery, it seems like the scarecrow has caused alot of people alot of pain.
Old     (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-23-2006, 8:02 AM Reply   
Join the club Justin, and good luck with your recovery. 8 weeks isn't to bad, I got 8 more weeks (on top of the 7 already) before I can put any weight on my leg. I guess being half me age works in your favor recovery wise.

My season will be limited to being 190 lbs of ballast. Had to officially cancel my two week trip to Parker in june last night

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