Brief history of
time TINAS' arm
Dec 2011 - Mid shaft Galeazzi fracture, plated
June 2013 - periprosthetic (distal) fracture, old plate removed, new plate installed
November 2013 - Galeazzi fracture, in the same place as the June frature. Plated again, and a bone graft from my hip taken and put in the 'gap'. The consultant said the 'healed' bone was a malunion and non-vasuclar (no bone marrow/blood vessels) so was never going to be very strong (hence why a small fall broke it.
Leaving asside the fact that getting back on the bike 10 days after the break in June (cast came off very quickly!) may have played a part in the malunion (apparently some execrise is good for stimulating bone growth, more is not apparenly better!). So this time I'm resigned to absoutely nothing for 2 months at least while it starts to heal, and I've been told cycling (with he associated risk of falling) is a definate no. But how long before the bone graft is strong enough for other sports, I'm thinking of getting back into Dinghy sailing, so very physicaly demanding and requiring a lot of pushing/pulling but very little chance of broken bones as there's not much to hit other than water/the boat!
I'd ask the consultant but due to the efficient way the NHS works it's built around minimising time with him, so I'll ask a question, get an answer, then forget the next one and not have time to think up a follow up question to the first before he's moved on! And I won't see him untill into the new year and it's bugging me that I can't even begin to plan anything!
1) How long before I can get on a rowing erg or lift weights at the gym?
2) How long till I can get in a dinghy and risk the occasional fall or being thrown onto the sail in a capsize?
I'm guessing the answer to both is "longer than you gave it last time"