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LisaJ
06-05-2013, 03:13 PM
After finally getting back up on my wakeboard last week (I suffered a bad concussion and vertigo last fall from a WTW jump) I have fractured my left tibial plateau. NO-not on the wakeboard but got kicked in both legs by a horse.
:mad:

Am I ever going to get going again!

Footer Girl
06-05-2013, 03:16 PM
After finally getting back up on my wakeboard last week (I suffered a bad concussion and vertigo last fall from a WTW jump) I have fractured my left tibial plateau. NO-not on the wakeboard but got kicked in both legs by a horse.
:mad:

Am I ever going to get going again!

Both of those sound extremely painful! Hope you have a quick recovery and before summer is over! ;)

mikeg205
06-05-2013, 03:18 PM
oh sorry to read... how long for recover... tibial plateau? - how bad a fracture there... not a good place to damage..

LisaJ
06-05-2013, 03:25 PM
Doctor is saying 3 months "Non Weight Bearing" after the initial Xray. I had a CT Scan and will get results tomorrow. I just can't miss the whole summer on the water. I've been waiting since August 17, 2012 to get back out there. I hope to hear better news at tomorrows appointment to discuss results of scan.

madcityskier
06-05-2013, 03:25 PM
Horses are mean. I've been bitten several times. I'd not want to get kicked by one. Hope you're up again soon. In the meanwhile, always fun to drive.

DemolitionMan
06-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Sorry to here about this, hope you have a speedy recovery.

TxsRiverRat
06-05-2013, 03:34 PM
And people ask me why I want nowhere near horses.... :rolleyes:

LisaJ
06-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Thanks Ya'll! I'll depend on your posts to help me keep my chin up and ready to go!

CruisinGA
06-05-2013, 03:59 PM
Friend of mine (girl) got up for the first time on a wakeboard behind my boat, fell after about 20 feet and fractured a tibial plateau on the fall. She was in a wheelchair for damn near 6 months after 7 screws to fix it!

thatsmrmastercraft
06-05-2013, 04:13 PM
Tough deal on getting kicked. Your horse? I never had problems when I owned horses, but my ex got thrown hard once and was pretty banged up. It only takes a second.

Cloaked
06-05-2013, 04:14 PM
........ after 7 screws to fix it!How'd that work out ? :D

mikeg205
06-05-2013, 04:15 PM
Horses are mean. I've been bitten several times. I'd not want to get kicked by one. Hope you're up again soon. In the meanwhile, always fun to drive.

You shouldn't bite them first ;)

Cloaked
06-05-2013, 04:16 PM
After finally getting back up on my wakeboard last week (I suffered a bad concussion and vertigo last fall from a WTW jump) I have fractured my left tibial plateau. NO-not on the wakeboard but got kicked in both legs by a horse.
:mad:

Am I ever going to get going again!Get well soon.. better than seven screws... :D

TxsRiverRat
06-05-2013, 04:19 PM
Get well soon.. better than seven screws... :D

IDK about that cloaked... ;)

LisaJ
07-08-2013, 03:19 PM
I'm back up and going. Ended up that the fracture did not got through the joint as thought from the initial x rays. I'm already wakeboarding again. Whew! It was a painful 4 weeks though....

d2jp
07-08-2013, 04:15 PM
I'm back up and going. Ended up that the fracture did not got through the joint as thought from the initial x rays. I'm already wakeboarding again. Whew! It was a painful 4 weeks though....

Glad you are back on the water!

On the failed WTW that started this...were you wearing a helmet and/or do you now? The reason I ask is b/c my 16 y/o daughter's goal is a WTW by the end of the season...I've been contemplating getting her a helmet.....

LisaJ
07-08-2013, 04:30 PM
I have considered wearing a helmet and don't have a problem with wearing one at all. But I am NOT wearing one because it a controversial topic. Some say that the possible neck damage from the helmet catching the water on landing could cause more problems. At the moment, I'm not supposed to do any WTW jumps. I still have vertigo issues at times and it's been almost one year since I knocked myself unconscious. I will tell you this though....I was pulling too fast and tearing back at the wake way too fast all last summer. I thought I needed more speed than you need. It's about the pop not about the speed and that's what got me hurt (in my opinion).

CC2MC
07-08-2013, 04:43 PM
I have neck issues and I just started wearing a helmet and I feel certain that some of the falls I have taken have been less painful with the helmet. I have not noticed any pain in my neck associated with my helmet. I not only wakeboard but sky ski as well and you can come down at some funny angles on those. I have never worn a helmet in the past but now I will not go without one. Mine is so light that I cannot even really tell it is on. I have heard the same argument with wearing certain types of motorcycle helmets with larger vents on the top and catching things if you fell, but it really is a non issue. It is all about how much you value your head.

LisaJ
07-08-2013, 04:59 PM
What features should I look for in a helmet? I'll buy one and try it. I definitely want to protect my brain from another concussion...that's for dang sure.

TxsRiverRat
07-08-2013, 05:31 PM
There's a reason I don't get on the back of a stupid animal