crazy bike girl
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CA Central Coast
Bikes: '07 Orbea Onix, '07 Birdy Yellow, '06 Cannondale Bad Boy (stolen)
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I broke my wrist in a bicycle accident 16 years ago, it was a distal radius fracture (along with dislocation and chipped bone on the other side). After being set twice into a cast in the ER, it was determined it was too unstable and I had to have surgery to have an external fixator put in.
It took a while to heal up (think it was 3 months before I got the last of the hardware removed) and after that I had some PT for a couple of months to regain flexibility. I went to a PT that specialized in hands/wrists. I was probably at 90% after that for a few more months, but then I was able to go back to playing violin which is the most demanding thing I ask of it.
At this point it doesn't bother me anymore, but I do have some scars from the surgery.
I still have a couple of pictures of the thing sticking out of my arm, they tend to gross people out though.
Hope you heal up quickly!
Countries I've ridden in: US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, Singapore, Malaysia
States I've ridden in: Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado