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rroof

Sep 27, 08 9:48

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Well, I've had 3 of my team members go down in freak accidents last week. One simple tip over in a driveway and fracturing a humerous (requiring ORIF/plate screws). Freak fixie accident with broken skull, neck, clavicle (chain sucked up something), and a stick through the leg while cycling on a perfectly safe trail (Loveland bike trail) in a group. All experienced cyclists in their 40's. Though you might enjoy these couple :)




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tri_yoda

Sep 27, 08 9:52

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I would put a warning in the title. This is a little grisly.


rroof

Sep 27, 08 9:55

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Oops - sorry Matt, corrected! Just normal stuff for me though ;(

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spot

Sep 27, 08 9:58

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Dude, that is gnarly!! Were those all "Gears for Beers" folks? Man, I hope no one has permanent damage (especially the guy with skull and neck injuries). My thoughts go out to all of them...

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mtlroadie

Sep 27, 08 10:03

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

that went waaaaaaaaay in there! Almost looks fake, like it was glued on on both sides. Would have expected more blood stains on the other side of the stick.

wonder what the +2 written on the left foot means.

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vikingstumps

Sep 27, 08 10:06

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

 
It's in between his fib and tib? What a bizarre, freak accident!!

Wow


Ti T'war

Sep 27, 08 10:07

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I bet that guy wishes he had shaved his legs ;-)

Seriously though, damn, I hope he is OK and had a full recovery, tht looks awful.

Rod you might need to find a new group, although I guess that stops the pattern at three.

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rroof

Sep 27, 08 10:07

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The +2 is for palpation of the dorsal pedis pulse. One of the first things you worry about with an injury like that is vascular compromise.

Oddly, the tibia (shin) was intact, but the fibula was fractured.

Spot - Yes, a G4Ber (did well at IMLou as well with a top 10 AG finish I think). Others were my Zephyr Wheelsports mates. Makes me a little skiddish during cross season for sure!

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596

Sep 27, 08 10:15

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I don't have pics, but my chef was playing soccer 2 weeks ago and tripped over his own untied shoe lace. He had a double compound fracture of his right arm. Broke both bones in the forearm requiring 5 hours of surgery. I told him I was going to buy him shoes with velcro ties from now on!

Please be sure to tie your shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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xraycharlie

Sep 27, 08 10:16

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Wow. Of course, my first thought on seeing this was, "that looks like a challenge to image." Wonder whether the tech was able to shoot anything other than a lateral view.

Immediate second thought, though, was best wishes for speedy recovery to him. What a bizarre piece of bad luck.

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rroof

Sep 27, 08 10:22

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LOL! Funny how we all see things differently based on our job/experiences, etc.

Yeah, I think an AP would be pretty tough :) I have seen the X-rays too which are awesome (bit of an oblique obviously!).

I didn't post the other photo of his face for obvious reasons, but he is in VERY good spirits. MUCH better than I would be (and I don't think it was the Demerol).

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Dapper Dan

Sep 27, 08 10:29

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Wow. That is the most amazing bike accident photo ever. It must have taken some speed to get that through there.

Thanks for posting.


xraycharlie

Sep 27, 08 10:32

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I could so totally make a great 3D wall poster of this if I scanned him. (Not that that would really justify the radiation exposure, but still, it'd be really cool.)

Did he get to keep the stick, or at least the pieces of it?

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Jodi

Sep 27, 08 10:34

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

And my first thought was- Damn, I hope that didn't sever his Peroneal nerve!

Keep us posted on all of their recovery. What a bizarre string of accidents!

Jodi


docfuel

Sep 27, 08 10:39

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Holy Bleep, Rod!!!
How did he manage to get that branch through his leg?
And, you're right, It's hard to believe that his tibia is ok....And his artery. He does have reassuringly pink toenails.

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TriToy

Sep 27, 08 11:05

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

ouch.

amazing that such a large stick went through between Tib and Fib.

my first thoughts: get antibiotics on board and how do you approach getting that out and repairing?

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Sep 27, 08 11:09

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How, exactly, does one get a stick through the leg on the Loveland Bike Trail????



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Murphy'sLaw

Sep 27, 08 11:16

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Dear GOD man!!! HOW does one get a relatively blunt object like a stick to go THAT FAR THRU their leg?!?!!!!!

JAKERS!!!!


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rroof

Sep 27, 08 11:16

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In Reply To:
How, exactly, does one get a stick through the leg on the Loveland Bike Trail????

Same way you break your humerus in your driveway or your skull on a fixie - freak accidents like I said! Honestly, I have no idea. When I heard of the injury right after, I just assumed a much smaller, pointy stick - never imagined a branch of this size!!! But, I've seen enough strenge injuries to never second guess anything. You should see what a hockey puck hitting your skate from a slapshot can do (a more recent nasty injury I saw this week).

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ShoMyOFace

Sep 27, 08 12:51

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [rroof] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It's a fake. A saw this on another website in which they show the leg makeup prior to adhering the stick. If you not how the rounded, even smoothed ends of the stick as they didn't use on from the forest, but from the "back lot".

Looks good though.


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jgomez

Sep 27, 08 12:55

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Where's the website you saw it on?


rroof

Sep 27, 08 13:05

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Re: Freak bike accident photos (open w/ caution - photos not very pleasant)! [ShoMyOFace] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

LOL!

Getting the rest of the photos now ... Can't believe someone would post "fake", but this is an internet forum I guess ... The flat edges are from where the paramedics (or whoever picked him up) sawed off the even bigger branch. I have no idea why they didn't make it a little closer!

I suppose I could scan the OR record, ER admission sheet, etc. That would do, no!

Geez ...

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sergio

Sep 27, 08 13:10

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he doesnt shave his legs!!!!!???


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rroof

Sep 27, 08 13:11

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OK, couple more - we have lots ...





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tigerchik

Sep 27, 08 13:29

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oh my.... those are awful.

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