Originally Posted by kevinC
Sorry to see that X-Ray, good luck with the healing. Looks like a complete tibial shaft fracture and a tibial plateau fracture (displaced?) as well - which can be real nasty.
Hope your back to riding soon.
Consultants are pretty happy with the way my Tibial plateau 'fixed' all things considered but too early to say what long term effects there will be on my knee joint (at the moment bending the knee is somewhat restricted).
Tibia shaft - so bad that I suffered what's termed a 'non union' i.e. so smashed up that it would not heal/fix for nearly 9 months - further surgery (insertion of Bone Morphogenetic Protein!) and further compression of the site via the Taylor Spatial Frame got things going thankfully!!!!!!!!
My foot was badly 'broken' as well and long term I think that'll give me most trouble.........all in all, lucky to keep my leg and I'm happy to be where I am now! :-)
It's been a long haul, having an external fixator (Taylor Spatial Frame) on your leg for 14 months is just something else!...........could have been worse though!
A 'pictorial history' (photos/xrays etc) here:
Originally Posted by ldbikin
Inquiring minds would like to know how you managed to break all those bones!!
good luck on the healing process....and....did I say OOUCCCHHH already??
A lorry (truck) turned across me, so I hit kinda side ways on right below the cab - what did the damage was the steel steps up to the cab:
Foot rammed under the bottom step crushed between that and the bike's foot peg - such was the force that the steel step (designed to take the weight of 20+ stone truckers!!!!) folded and so the next step smashed my tibia :wtf
MZ Mastiff 660 written off but my R1200GS is sat in the garage waiting for me :-)
....I aint no doctor but I bet that's gonna leave a mark
A few battle scars but not bad considering the original injuries open fractures (the kind where chunks of bone protrude through flesh :wtf ) - see link to more photos above
...It sounds like you've managed to keep a positive attitude (read as "hope to be back on the road soon")
Funny how you always wonder "how do they deal/cope with that?" - then something happens and you do! :-) I just kept reminding myself "it could have been worse" and "there's lots of people dealing with much worse" and so on. Looking forward to being on two wheels again, I guess I'm addicted to the whole biking thing.