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jamisonsbrodie
08-05-2012, 08:49 PM
Well, my ski season is probably over as i broke my ankle on Saturday. I have been skiing my best all season recently, and after i rounded 3 ball at 35 off, i got pulled forward and as i hit the wake went airborne and crashed hard, flipping several times. As my ski hit the water, it stopped and i kept flipping. I use approach bindings and I cinch down pretty tight as i don't want my feet coming out. Well, this time it came out and broke my ankle in the process and possibly some ligament damage. I will be seeing an orthopedic surgeon this week and will need a screw put in. Won't know the full extent until I have an MRI. Total bummer. I was planning on switching to Exo boots next year. I sure wish I would have done this sooner, it would have saved my ankle.

mikeg205
08-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Sorry to read... hoping for a speedy recovery....

madcityskier
08-05-2012, 09:18 PM
That's truely sad. Freak accident. Hopes for a speedy recovery.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-06-2012, 02:17 AM
That is a rough deal. Follow the doctors orders and do all the PT. Good luck on the repairs and recovery. Oh, and ask for the head nurse.:rolleyes:

xtnkshun
08-06-2012, 05:12 PM
Best of luck with your recovery.

Fast50dad
08-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Sorry to hear, best of luck in your surgery and recovery.

ctjahn
08-06-2012, 10:48 PM
Best of luck and a speedy recovery from someone who has been though an anke deal in the past. Broken, dislocated, screws, plates, etc (which remain in). 1 month cast, 1 month boot, 1-2 months boot and walking, considered healed 6 months later.

For me healing seemed to take longer than expected and doc actually used a bone stimulator due to lack of progress. What we think helped heal it faster (in my NON MD experience but I did sleep at a holiday inn last night) bone growth to rejoin all the bits was use... The more I used it once allowed to walk in the boot the faster it healed.

Although after not walking on it for months it did hurt like ell... (your milage may vary)

Cj

mtajpa
08-06-2012, 10:56 PM
Sorry to hear about the injury. Hope the repairs and recovery go well. I have missed out this whole summer so far.

macattack
08-07-2012, 09:43 AM
Sorry to hear about the ankle injury; no doubt a big, big bummer! Hope your recovery is quick! mac

aquaman
08-07-2012, 09:58 AM
bummer.....looks like you will be the designated driver for a bit ? ;)


we used to wear slalom bindings so tight that our feet would cramp after a few sets.

gave that idea up after a few falls like you experienced.


cheers for a speedy recovery.

jamisonsbrodie
08-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Thanks for all of the wishes. At this point, they don't think I need to have a screw put in, but I will know for sure when I meet with the ankle specialist on Thursday. I have an Aircast on, and at the very least, no weight on it for 6-8 weeks. Don't know about ligaments yet, but I am hoping they are just strained or sprained. This is a real PITA!

O2BESOHUGE
08-07-2012, 12:11 PM
Sorry To Hear That Man! I Hope You Are Ok! I Use Those Same Bindings

Kyle
08-07-2012, 04:41 PM
Sure do whish you a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear such bad news

jamisonsbrodie
08-12-2012, 11:28 AM
I ended up having surgery on Friday, and they put 2 screws in my ankle. OMG this thing hurts now. Yesterday it felt worse than the day i broke it. Today, it finally feels a little better. I am now layed up for another week, which i wasn't planning on, but oh well. On the positive side, i will start rehabbing it in 2-3 weeks, and should have the boot off in 6 weeks. Still hopeful to get a set in before freeze up this fall, with different boots of course. Thinking Exo Pro.

ctjahn
08-12-2012, 05:13 PM
Awesome! Best wishes on your healing....

They put me on crazy drugs and lots of em.... when I did mine. Stopped after a few days because it was making me dumb but not taking away the pain (High volumes of vicodin {sp?} and percocet {sp?})

When doc says use it; DO IT! Walk as much as possible once you are allowed to. Hurts like ell but heals faster!


What ever doesnt kill you makes you stronger!

cj

Jeff Lyman
08-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Jamison, Very sorry to hear, like every one says listen to the pt people and work as hard at that as you do on the course. I wouldnt put all your hope in another set of bindings but you never know many friends have done damage with every binding made it seems.

Last Sunday I to ended my course skiing again. The rope snaped out of my hands just getting up and tore the bicep muscle and some tendons at the shoulder and elbow. MRI shows everything, get one! I'll be lucky to get up on two and free ski again to close the season. Last summer I nursed 2 totaly recontrusted knees, there doing great now but....... keep the head up !

mcparadise
08-14-2012, 09:49 PM
Do you want your feet to have some "looseness" in the boot/binding so when you fall they come out out, i.e., so the ski doesn't twist when you don't? Or? Lesson learned here I need to get straight, sorry.

JohnnyB
08-15-2012, 11:48 AM
Do you want your feet to have some "looseness" in the boot/binding so when you fall they come out out, i.e., so the ski doesn't twist when you don't? Or? Lesson learned here I need to get straight, sorry.

Mine are tight enough that I typically stay in when I crash but at a fine line where either I stay in both or come out of both. Worst potential injury in my opinion is where one stays in....that seems to be where a twisting motion joint injury could occur.


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jamisonsbrodie
08-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Mine are tight enough that I typically stay in when I crash but at a fine line where either I stay in both or come out of both. Worst potential injury in my opinion is where one stays in....that seems to be where a twisting motion joint injury could occur.


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This is what i prefer. I don't like loose boots, which is why i am going to switch to a hard shell with a plate that releases. I tried RS1/ Strada boots, but hated them because i never felt secure.

jamisonsbrodie
08-15-2012, 02:07 PM
Jamison, Very sorry to hear, like every one says listen to the pt people and work as hard at that as you do on the course. I wouldnt put all your hope in another set of bindings but you never know many friends have done damage with every binding made it seems.

Last Sunday I to ended my course skiing again. The rope snaped out of my hands just getting up and tore the bicep muscle and some tendons at the shoulder and elbow. MRI shows everything, get one! I'll be lucky to get up on two and free ski again to close the season. Last summer I nursed 2 totaly recontrusted knees, there doing great now but....... keep the head up !


Dude, that sucks. Couple of tough years for you it sounds like.