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    03-31-2012, 11:46 AM
Ohmyitschelle, wow what a recovery! Your experience is the type that I keep reading about. My Docs instructions are to be non weight bearing for 6-8 weeks. Guess it depends on what the X-rays show. It's been 4 and my thigh is getting pretty skinny. I do some leg lifts everyday to get circulation and to keep strength. I just know my calf muscle and all other ligaments are just atrophying. I will work hard at PT but I know that it will be difficult. Thanks for sharing your story.

Susan, do you remember how long after your accident before you rode again?
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    03-31-2012, 11:58 AM
I am a surgeon's worst nightmare. He called me "rambunctious.."
PLEASE don't do what I did. I don't know if my limp is because the break was so bad or because I could not seem to follow the DR's orders. He did say it was a very bad break and refused to show me the before pics.
I do not remember how it broke, but he thinks Stetson landed on it (he was still bucking...long after I hit the dirt.....)
I was riding regularly, probably nine months.
Because my plates and screws are on the inside of my ankle and right below the knee on the inside, it does bother me when I ride.
I hope yours is not so bad!!
    03-31-2012, 12:07 PM
It's real bad. The tib broke in 5 pieces. The bone came out of the skin just above my paddock boot. I was crazy and looked at the pictures from the ER. It was like those gruesome broken legs from haunted houses. If you're brave, type compound fracture tib/fib in google and look at images. Yuck! Both bones were put back together with lots of plates and screws. I imagine they will bother me when I ride, but at least I will be riding!
    03-31-2012, 12:10 PM
Yeah my leg aches all the time.
The screws need to be cut down can see them sticking up under my skin...Lol
It hurts to ride stock horses, gaited not so much.
    03-31-2012, 06:47 PM
I also find it hard to ride sometimes as my fracture area sometimes aches and my foot regularly goes numb. I also have issues when trotting that my stirrup leather rubs my leg and annoys the tibia that has the rod in it. For me I too was told non weight bearing. Apparently that has more than one meaning!! I can't look at my X-rays they give me the heebie jeebies. I also have a little lump on the bone where it had a bit of calcification I think occurred. Sometimes I'll touch it by accident and sit there shuddering.
At the moment there's an ad on tv about degeneratal arthritis in the knee joint. My other injury involves my knee and so whenever I hear the crunching noise of that I have spasms throughout that leg. My accident has made me incredibly squirmish!!!
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    03-31-2012, 07:00 PM
My surgeon stuck my rod in through my left kneecap! It was months before I got sensation back and then I wished I didn't. I have the lumps too...
I guess it's the price we pay...LOL
    03-31-2012, 07:25 PM
Mine was put in at the base of my kneecap area and it loosen it all up!! Not good as my kneecap comes out momentarily whenever it pleases and puts me on crutches everytime.
I'm just thankful that I can still ride and will continue to even though it's painful, it's just a reminder to let me know where I've been and how much I love my sport and horse!!
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    03-31-2012, 10:54 PM
When I broke the plateau I followed doctor's orders to a T and it healed in very good time. The proof was in the xrays. With fractures involving joints it's best to follow orders. When people get anxious and use the joint too soon there is a high risk of losing the limb. I'd rather follows orders and keep mine.
    03-31-2012, 10:58 PM
I broke my leg very badly... 23 months in a full length cast, 5 months bed rest and 3 surgeries, the leg was broken if 5 spots and the Achilles tendon was torn off. I broke my leg in Feb. Started riding again the next spring. Had a great horse that didn't mind me mounting from the other side after my husband put me up in the bed of the truck and was ok if the cast would bump her once in a while.
    03-31-2012, 11:54 PM
I have never broken a leg but last spring I broke my wrist. I had my son's wedding in 5 weeks so I was determined to be out of the cast and did some research - eat lots of cottage cheese, cheese curd for a quicker recovery. They contain something called K2 which is responsible for laying down the foundation for baby new bone cells to attach during the healing process. Without adequate K2, healing will be slower. My fracture was, according to the dr, worse than he originally thought but it healed faster than usual. I was out of the cast for the wedding.

I know your fracture is way, way worse than mine but maybe this will help you; it's relatively new research and it takes a while to get out into the medical community sometimes. Best of luck, I imagine you're going nuts with boredom!

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