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 Poster: A snowHead
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I had a spiral fracture of my tibia 2 years ago ( coming back into the piste way too fast , entirely my fault )
I have a plate and 13 screws. It runs the entire length of a ski boot ending at the ankle .
Thé biggest problem was soft tissue damage . It has taken a long old time and still has moments if I don’t do enough stretching .
I tried a quick a couple of hundred metres on piste last season just to see if it was ever going to fly . All hope was not lost ....
This year I started out in November and have progressively got better . I got new boots and use gel pads which help .
The main problem is in my head ! Fear that something will go horribly wrong !
Almost over that now and I think things will be OK .

You cannot underestimate the amount of work it takes ( and pain !) to get back . So for any of you who think it may never happen ...just keep trying .
I did not have the plate removed . I can live with that but not a whole new lot of tissue damage .

Sorry I didn’t find this forum years ago Very Happy
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I got back to skiing after a spinal fusion - and it's a long road of rehab, physio and gradual fitness training.....but I'm back skiing, so it's worth every hour of it.

I'm glad there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Salomon wrote:
I had a spiral fracture of my tibia 2 years ago ( coming back into the piste way too fast , entirely my fault )
I have a plate and 13 screws. It runs the entire length of a ski boot ending at the ankle .
Thé biggest problem was soft tissue damage . It has taken a long old time and still has moments if I don’t do enough stretching .
I tried a quick a couple of hundred metres on piste last season just to see if it was ever going to fly . All hope was not lost ....
This year I started out in November and have progressively got better . I got new boots and use gel pads which help .
The main problem is in my head ! Fear that something will go horribly wrong !
Almost over that now and I think things will be OK .

You cannot underestimate the amount of work it takes ( and pain !) to get back . So for any of you who think it may never happen ...just keep trying .
I did not have the plate removed . I can live with that but not a whole new lot of tissue damage .

Sorry I didn’t find this forum years ago Very Happy


Well done - its hard to achieve on your own.
Psychological readiness to return to sport is a huge issue that is think is very neglected by many surgeons.
It is slowly gaining better recognition.
I talk to my ACL patients about it early in the recovery programme and also score them to monitor progress.
It’s why i take my patients skiing- if they want.

Jonathan Bell
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