Hello everyone, jus curious to how many riders haf broken bones through the years they've been riding/racing/track/stunt etc.
On aug 3rd, 07 i was one of the rider that went down at mission raceway. Troy tricked me into believing my favorite alpinestar 1pc suit could b re-stitched bak together after the paramedics cut it up *sob*. i was taken to the abby hospital and found out I had a broken femur and fractured ribs. Doctor inserted a metal rod and some screws in my leg to hold it in place. The surgery went well.. both my legs r stil the same length. Rested a week at the hospital with 3 other guys injured on bikes (all 3 happened at different places) as well in the room. Went home and pretty much rehab ever since.
Now doc said it takes about a year to recover, its been about 6 months now im wondering if i should go bak to work earlier or not. i work at a car shop so its pretty physical everyday. 1st few months i couldn't even bend my leg now I walk fine, just when i run u can notice a bit of limping, haha! strength is not 100% yet but doesn't stop me from doing usual things. Last week I just had the lower screws removed but the rod and upper screws are stil in place that will eventually b removed after a year. The reason the lower screws r removed is for the bones push together to help the healing process. The bone wasn't healing quick enuf when the upper and lower screws were in place because it was actully holding the bones apart.
Now my questions to riders who had similar injuries are how long did it take to recover and haf u had things u r unable to do after?
thanks everyone =)