Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Distal Bicep Tendon Rupture
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  • #788300
    summersgone
    817 Posts

    gutted for you @tex, hang in there.

    #788301
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Ah man that sucks Tex. Take the time needed for that bitch to heal. Hopefully we’ll see you at splitfest.

    #788320
    schwalbster
    321 Posts

    DUUUDE! That really sucks! Good luck with the surgery and heal up quick Tex! We gotta ride this season!

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

    #788321
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Bummer. Do you know what repair they are doing. Start PT as soon as you can, the surgeons cover there ass and keep you splinted. Anyway, what’s done is done. Now focus on healing. There goes the arm wrestling career;)

    #788377
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    I have a good Orthopedic who runs a sports clinic with PT, MRI, and Surgery all in house. They do focus on a full “athletic” recovery. He has been the Xgames ortho for years and the San Diego Chargers team ortho,
    This guys office has signed posters and jerseys form
    Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasik, Payton Manning, Phillip Rivers , ect.

    He seems to really care about getting me back to splitting!

    and if He screws it up, JimW can carry my pack for me 🙂

    #788569
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    just got back from surgery soft cast thank goodness I will report my progress pretty sure im out this season except for Shasta and lassen but im still stoked about how this season is shaping up

    #788573
    schwalbster
    321 Posts

    True Bummer Tex! Hang in there man! And heal up quick

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

    #788574
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Thanks Henning. Wouldn’t you know it, the surfs been huge too damn

    #788575
    schwalbster
    321 Posts

    Yes of course it is! Injuries always strike at the worst times. How about July or something, when the surf sucks and the season is over. Feel sorry for you TEX. We had so many bad winters in a row and now you got this shit!

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

    #789261
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Two and a half weeks out of Surgery. No pain, No pain pills. I have one of those bionic looking braces that I wear sometimes. Mostly in an ace wrap bandage. I mowed the yard yesterday one handed. Super paranoid about re-rupturing the thing. don’t know why
    So, Matt
    I had surgery Jan 22. Two things I really want to get back to
    Splitting of course. Will I be able to hit it by May you think? or July?

    Flying- my left hand is the one I use to pull back on the yoke and turn the ailerons. About 10-15 lbs pressure pulling back. But, I also have to pull the plane out one hand steers a bar on the front wheel and the other on the prop pulling.

    Ohhhh How Long. This sucks

    #789289
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    I was working after 8 weeks, touring would have been no problem. I feel you fear about rupturing that dang thing again. I stress about yanking the other sucker off now too. Have you started PT yet?

    #789295
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    No PT as of yet. Funny the Ortho said they usually don’t give PT for this one which shocked me The PT desk is the same as the ortho and there offices are next to each other. But he told me usually the patient won’t need it because they will be pushing the limits and through normal day to day activities usage will return. He is more concerned about me overdoing it and this guy deals with active people on a regular basis so the no PT really through me off
    What do you do for work Matt ? I’m an electrician and hoping to return to work at 8 weeks but not sure if I could pick up a 6 foot fiberglass ladder at that point
    Really don’t care about work as much as splitting and flying

    #789336
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    My surgeon said no PT too, couldn’t believe it. Had to almost beg for the script. Personally I was scared shitless to use it on my own. With out my super women Physical Therapist to push me, I would have been weeks behind. I own a small Construction Co. We do mostly interior remodels and I do all my cabinetry in house. So, you’re in the same boat with the manual labor gig. I still say (In my case at least) that the surgeons are more concerned about making sure their repair takes then they are with you actually healing and getting on with life. My surgeon in Steamboat have there walls plastered with past and present olympians so they deal with there share of active type humans too. I wish I went to PT week 2. Turning a screwdriver’s gonna be a bit weird for a while buddy;)

    #793119
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    One year ago yesterday…. Tex how are you making out?

    #793479
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    I’m doing good. I’m six months out. No just returned to work two weeks ago ( thanks Doc ?)
    I wasn’t strong enough to work but did get a few trips under my belt.
    Skinning one armed and careful not to fall on the bad arm
    I feel pretty good at this point. No permanent damage.
    Thank God for modern medicine

    #795958
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Well F%^$. The left one let go yesterday helping a friend move. This one’s worse as ear as pain. MRI today.

    #796044
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Yup, surgery Friday. This one held onto some bone. Far more pain this go around.

    #796144
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    Bummer dude. I had a Bicep Tendon tear too last February. 3 months of PT helped a ton to get the range of motion back. Since I hit my deductible, I may end up getting the right shoulder scoped in the coming weeks. Now that mtn biking season is winding down.

    Good luck going under the knife.

    #797339
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Five weeks tomorrow. They did the button repair this time so I have one of each. Waaaay more pain this go around. Still avoided the drugs, thankfully I live in a state where I can go downtown and get some 10mg chocolate chip cookies for sleeping. Honestly it still hurts a fair amount. Been touring, one poled a bit for fitness, and today I’m going to see how the new bionics work out with a pole in my hand. Shit, I may even do some meadow skipping. Hopefully I get my surgeons blessing at tomorrows appointment (Please god, budda, baby jesus…. whoever).

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