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Old 05-28-07, 02:15 PM
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Racing with stiches

Anyone raced with stiches?
I got stiches on the knee yesterday. There is a race this saturday I want to do. Doc said I should't bend my knee for 2 weeks until the skin heals.
What's your opinion?
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Old 05-28-07, 02:27 PM
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Ummmm..... Listen to your doctor???
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If you don't let it heal, be prepared for a big ugly scar from all the tension, or for the wound to break open again.

There actually is a reason we say stuff like that.
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Originally Posted by marcelinyc
Anyone raced with stiches?
I got stiches on the knee yesterday. There is a race this saturday I want to do. Doc said I should't bend my knee for 2 weeks until the skin heals.
What's your opinion?

I crashed in a race, not my fault, and raked my leg, just above my knee, on the chainring of the guy that crashed in front of me. 20 stitches, about 4 of them done like a "hockey player" (no novacaine), the ER MD was pissed off she had to work on a nice slow Sunday, but I digress.

First couple of days I couldn't bend my knee, but slowly I got mobility back. Was riding by wednesday, I won a race tht next Sunday.

This was just an excuse to brag a bit, so follow your MD's advice.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
There actually is a reason we say stuff like that.
Poppycock!
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I might think about riding with a cast. Stitches, I doubt it.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
There actually is a reason we say stuff like that.
Hatred for patients. We've caught on.
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Hatred for patients. We've caught on.
Finally figured me out. About damn time...
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