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Chipped bone - what shall i do??

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by rfx_turner, May 13, 2008.

  1. rfx_turner New Member

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    took a stupid small fall last weekend and now i have a chipped bone in my thumb. I need surgery and the season just started.


    Do I get it done now and let it heal for a month? (I'll have to do some light riding - no drops and no advance/expert trails) OR do i wait til the end of the season and hope it doesn't get worse??
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  2. demo8razor New Member

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    if its really only a month and you can still ride some, get it fixed now you can probably push the month time period also
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  3. dhmike Active Member

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    if it's not that painful for you i would wait till the season is over then get it fixed.
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  4. jonnynails New Member

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    You need to suck it up and go get it taken care of now. One month isn't sh!t compared to a lot of other things. Trust me, when July rolls around and it's completely healed you'll be glad you did. Otherwise you might be hindered all summer and it could get worse and effect your riding. Take it from someone who has been there more times then i want to remember.
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  5. Tweety New Member

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    good call.
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  6. rfx_turner New Member

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    good advice jonnynails - i will take it
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  7. oiswego New Member

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    i can't say i would agree here....

    as i've gotten older i've had more surgeries than i care to remember, and more and more the pains i get stay around a lot longer than i care for.

    if i were you, i would simply ginger it as much as you can and when you ride, tape it up real good and maybe even wrap it in gauze before taping.

    that's just my opinion though, and you do of course run the risk of having a slightly deformed thumb if the bone heals back a little off center.
    #7 May 13, 2008   
  8. motomike Active Member

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    I'm in the same boat right now. I have to have surgery tomorrow morning to move some pieces of bones back in place in my pinkie so I can get full range of motion back to hold onto the handlebars. Docs are saying I won't be able to race until July! It sucks missing races, but its gotta happen. Good luck with your thumb. You should most definitely get it taken care of ASAP.
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  9. mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    heal up sooner. the body doesn't like it when the parts are broken for a long time.
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  10. rfx_turner New Member

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    thanks motomike - good luck with the surgery
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