Won't be using my left hand for a while...

LukeSnyder

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bobdadruma

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What does the other guy look like?
That is a broken clavicle if Im not mistaken.
 

LukeSnyder

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Dislocated shoulder?

Ouch.

I wish! My clavicle is shattered; its a separated comminuted medial fracture. So basically, its broken in two places clean through, and there's a piece floating around in there.

What does the other guy look like?

Haha, its nothing so glamorous as a fight. I was snowboarding and caught my toe edge coming off a ledge, and bumped my shoulder. I wasn't going fast, and I didn't hit it hard, but it was just the right angle. Gotta love how delicate the collarbone is...
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
I have been there and done that. I broke mine when I was 15.
I fell on ice while skating.
 

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
Being a drummer is scary sometimes, we can't injure any limb. I and my bandmates surf and I sometimes have the irrational thought that if anyone is going to get their leg chewed off it should be a guitar player. I can't play my instrument as well if I lose any limb. Stupid string players don't need legs at all!
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
I love that feeling when the doc resets a broken bone.
It goes through your entire body and puts you in shock for a few seconds and then you feel ras if you have been reborn or something like that.
I know, Im weird sometimes! LOL.
But I still kind of like it. :)
 

LukeSnyder

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Being a drummer is scary sometimes, we can't injure any limb. I and my bandmates surf and I sometimes have the irrational thought that if anyone is going to get their leg chewed off it should be a guitar player. I can't play my instrument as well if I lose any limb. Stupid string players don't need legs at all!

Yeah, thats a very valid point. Gotta keep everything in working order!

I love that feeling when the doc resets a broken bone.
It goes through your entire body and puts you in shock for a few seconds and then you feel ras if you have been reborn or something like that.
I know, Im weird sometimes! LOL.
But I still kind of like it. :)

I know exactly what you mean! Dislocations are like that... its great to have the joint back in, lol! Can't really set a collarbone though, especially like mine is broken. Gotta plate and screw it, or just pray it heals.
 

Retrovertigo

Senior Member
bummer dude. i've been out 2 months with a broken right leg/ankle. broke it in 4 places. had surgery and got a metal plate and a bunch of screws. have at least another month to go with another surgery coming up. life sucks when you're out of commission. i actually tried out for a band and played the kick with my left foot instead. it actually went well.

keep your head up bro.
 

LukeSnyder

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bummer dude. i've been out 2 months with a broken right leg/ankle. broke it in 4 places. had surgery and got a metal plate and a bunch of screws. have at least another month to go with another surgery coming up. life sucks when you're out of commission. i actually tried out for a band and played the kick with my left foot instead. it actually went well.

keep your head up bro.

That sucks man! How did you break your leg and ankle like that? I hope your second surgery goes well, you keep your head up too! Look at it as an opportunity to re-learn a lot on the drumset, thats what I'm doing!
 

Cameo

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Was it a too hardcore blastbeat that beat you up? :)
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
Ow Luke!

I once had a sublexation of my collarbone and it hurt like crazy ... and my shoulder was dicey for about 10 years afterwards. Climbing, swimming and tennis were the killers at the time. Every now and then it would 'go' and my right arm wouldn't be good for anything at all strenuous for a while.

Good news is that you're built like a brick outhouse so you'll have far more muscle to support the joint.
 

Andy

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Staff member
Excellent news! That will reduce my feelings of technique shame for a while then ;) ;) ;)

Seriously, not good Luke, but at least the collar bone isn't the worst one you could have broken. That said, it does look like you've done an especially good job of mutilating it! Just make sure the medics get all the crappy stuff out of the way asap. Going back in to fix stuff later is a crap shoot. I've busted my collar bone twice, but only a straight break each time, & I've got quite a knobbly bit there now :(
 

tamadrm

Platinum Member
Sorry about your injury mate.I'll just echo what Andy said about getting it right the first time.My son fell out of a 2 story window,and broke his left humerus (elbow) in TWO places.Without the proper care,he wouldn't have been able to button his shirt above the last 3 buttons.Thats what the initial orthopedic surgeon said ;"he'll only have a 50 % range of motion,at best". One of the nurses on his floor (ALWAYS listen to nurses) recomended a specialist and he took the case.Now my son has a 98 % range of motion,and it was worth every penny I had to pay,outside of my medical insurance.

If you have any doubts,about your prognosis,get a second and third opinion.You only get one shot at this.And listen to your physical therapist.I know you want to get back to playing,but if you don't listen,and follow the recovery regiment..........there may never be ANY playing again.

Feel better,and speedy recovery.Cheers

Steve B
 
I wish you a good recovery and never give up! This man will inspire you...
 

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