How many of you ride with plates and screws?

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12/7/2017 8:00 AM

Had an accident Sunday and getting some hardware installed in wrist and ankle. Not sure if I’m getting back on a modern bike again. Been wanting to do vintage and now may be the time...

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12/7/2017 8:07 AM

I've got a rod in my femur, pin in my other knee, and a plate on my left collarbone. No issues so far.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

12/7/2017 8:10 AM

I have plates and screws in my left arm. As soon as the doctor released me I went racing. I cased a bid double and bent my plate. I now have a plate on the top and bottom of my forearm bones. All good though still ride to this day! I also broke my left leg and right foot in that crash but they didn't require surgery.

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12/7/2017 8:17 AM

Got a plate and screws in my right knee (tibial plateau f/x). Range of motion isn't what it used to be and my knee gets pretty sore when it stays in a bent position for too long. Can't really run comfortably either but I ride fine.

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12/7/2017 8:18 AM

I would think a fair amount of us here have some aftermarket parts. Mine is the left collar bone, the recovery from surgery was worse than just the break... They also did surgery like 2.5 weeks after I snapped it so that didn't help.

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12/7/2017 8:23 AM

I have a plate and screws in my right forearm. Has been there for years, but I'm looking at having it removed as once in a while it irritates the surrounding soft tissue and makes my arm swell and hurt like a SOB. The Dr. did mention that if I were to reinjure the arm, having the plate there could make things worse. The plate serves no purpose any more, as it was there to hold the shattered bone in place so that it could heal, and once it's healed, it's purpose is done. They just don't like to remove it unless it causes problems as each time you're opened up you risk complications such as infection.

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12/7/2017 8:25 AM

BobPA wrote:

I've got a rod in my femur, pin in my other knee, and a plate on my left collarbone. No issues so far.

i HAD a rod and pins in my femur. NO MORE. i got that crap out a few years ago mucho better

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12/7/2017 8:27 AM

I have a plate and pins in my throttle wrist. I launched a jump and landed in the flats my first day back. It didnt feel well but it gets more comfortable with time. The arthritis gets me more than anything now. I have to peel my hand of the grip when im done lol

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12/7/2017 8:27 AM

6 screws in right knee,5 hr surgery 3months on crutches.. 3 screws in my right wrist.

Quit mx after last surgery, going to try RR now.Photo

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12/7/2017 8:29 AM

I have screws and plates in my ankle and i don't notice them at all..
just not much meat between the screws and the skin so they poke out a bit.. so i've been wearing a soft thick sock on that foot..

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12/7/2017 8:31 AM

I have hardware in my wrist (scaphoid), ankle (talus), shoulder (humeral head) and collarbone. No real issues to speak of from the hardware itself although my collarbone is sensitive when I wear a chest protector or waterpack. Might have the hardware removed.

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12/7/2017 8:36 AM

Rode a season with a collarbone plate. Had it removed the next winter as it bothered me every day.

I've had compression/rebound adjuster screws in my left ankle since 2010 and don't feel them at all.

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12/7/2017 8:39 AM

White_Trash wrote:

I would think a fair amount of us here have some aftermarket parts. Mine is the left collar bone, the recovery from surgery was worse than just the break... They also did surgery like 2.5 weeks after I snapped it so that didn't help.

I had my CB plated after a few breaks. I healed faster with the plate. Then I broke it through the plate. It's kinda ugly now. Probably should've had another surgery but the plate was still holding at the ends-

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12/7/2017 8:50 AM

I've had screw/plate in both a wrist and an ankle a long time ago. Got the one in my wrist removed a year after as it was bothering me, but they told me I should feel the ones in my ankle.... biggest mistake ever, as I'm getting older it bothers me more and more. I can't run anymore and being from the north east I can feel every temperature/humidity change coming. It's crackeling all the time.

Get the plates removed once healed

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12/7/2017 8:51 AM

brocster wrote:

Had an accident Sunday and getting some hardware installed in wrist and ankle. Not sure if I’m getting back on a modern bike again. Been wanting to do vintage and now may be the time...

#plates and Allen head screws... Duh.

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12/7/2017 8:56 AM

Left arm for me

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12/7/2017 8:58 AM

How many of us don't? w00t
I raced 6-7 seasons in Vet class with three big screws in my femur. Finally had to quit because it slowly caught up to me (avascular necrosis- bone death). By the end of it the doc told me I was walking on a broken leg.
After the Affordable Care Act my broken leg was no longer a pre-existing condition and I could get a full hip replacement, which gave me a new lease on life. Haven't raced with my full bionic hip yet. I'm a bit scared of damaging the prosthetic.

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12/7/2017 9:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/7/2017 9:04 AM

Elbow and Face. Both have over 30 screws and were completely butchered together, they were completely exploded in the first place though.

Elbow gets the job done for moto, but is constantly sore. Face works pretty well, can't feel part of it and one eye is in the wrong spot, double vision is an issue that I feel like I have mostly overcome.

Moved back to the Washington coast about a year ago, haven't motoed but a couple times. Surfing takes up most of my time now and the elbow is straight killing me, thinking about moving back to full time moto and mtb in the warmer months. Moto causes a lot of injuries, but if you're already pretty injured it'san easy sport to get along with lol.

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12/7/2017 9:03 AM

I have 2 plates and 12 screws in my left arm. Radius and ulna. It doesn't bother me riding. No impact on ROM. My only concern is if I break it again it will probably be much worse, as the plates would not break, but most likely the distal part, aka my wrist.

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12/7/2017 9:07 AM

8 screws and 2 plates in my shifting foot. Bent the bottom plate so have a little discomfort, but when the gate drops it never hurts! can be fun going thru the airport smile

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12/7/2017 9:09 AM

Raced with plates and screws in my lower left leg for four or five years, went about a year with a collarbone plate in...

Still have hardware in my upper left arm (been in for ten years or more now) and screws in my left heel for the past two years or so...

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12/7/2017 9:15 AM

I’ve had two different plates and screws in collarbone, one still in it now has never bothered me yet, I have a rod in my femur second one cause first one didn’t let my leg heal and broke off the 3 screws going thru it, so they removed it reamed bone out installed 3 or 4mm bigger rod and screws and been good for 7 years, minus another screw broke at some point.

I shattered my foot long time ago and it’s my biggest issue if I stand all day or walk lot I can’t walk that night, thinking about having it fused but it scares me I’ll have metal in it again forever but they say I’ll have no more pain too ?

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12/7/2017 9:16 AM

Pins my throttle wrist. It isn’t painful anymore, just more awkward as I have no backwards movement so struggle turning throttle, and doing loads of other things you wouldn’t normally think about!

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12/7/2017 9:18 AM

BobPA wrote:

I've got a rod in my femur, pin in my other knee, and a plate on my left collarbone. No issues so far.

Phillip_Lamb wrote:

i HAD a rod and pins in my femur. NO MORE. i got that crap out a few years ago mucho better

What Is better about it? I honestly do not notice that I have it. Been in my leg since 2008.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

12/7/2017 9:39 AM

Nothing too serious, I had a plate on my collarbone for one year. Was no problem riding. In fact after they took the plate out, I had a few problems while riding..

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12/7/2017 9:44 AM

Yes

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12/7/2017 10:24 AM

Had a plate and 9 screws in my left ankle. Rode with them, but they started to bother me, so I had them taken out.....kind of. 6 of the screws broke, so I have remnants left in there forever. The only pain I really get is the arthritis, but I've accepted the arthritis as a price of having fun! Weird thought, huh?

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12/7/2017 11:01 AM

Plate and screws in my right wrist.

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12/7/2017 11:05 AM

I have a screw in my Right Scaphoid and two pins and a wire in my Left Elbow... let it heal properly and do your PT and you will be fine!

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12/7/2017 11:07 AM

I had one screw in my left fibula, and rode with it for six months and then removed it. My right tib fib had 9 screws and plate in it. I rode for one year with that and then removed it. My right foot has a plate and 4 screws in my first metatarsal currently, and have ridden with that for the last 3 years. I may just leave that in as it does not seem to cause me discomfort. The other hardware all bothered me so I had them removed. The metal did also make me feel cold faster.

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