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Old January 28th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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simple fall - comminuted fracture of radius, dislocated wrist (my hand ended on top of my arm)

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Old January 28th, 2016, 07:09 PM   #2
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simple fall - comminuted fracture of radius, dislocated wrist (my hand ended on top of my arm)

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Oh no, that's awful. How long will you be out of the game?
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Old January 28th, 2016, 07:16 PM   #3
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looking like up to 2 months in a cast, because of the dislocation
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Old January 28th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #4
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ouch. Way too easy to injure wrists. About 5 years ago, I fell on my wrist at a session, and it was sore for several months. Started using simple wrist guards after that. Not a guarantee, but they sure have helped over the years.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 03:45 AM   #5
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ouch. Way too easy to injure wrists. About 5 years ago, I fell on my wrist at a session, and it was sore for several months. Started using simple wrist guards after that. Not a guarantee, but they sure have helped over the years.
Same experience. See this link to help prevent unnecessary injuries.
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Read & heed, else skate at your own risk!

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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:18 AM   #6
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Same experience. See this link to help prevent unnecessary injuries.
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thanks for that link, some great advice.

I certainly wont be able to skate again without serious wrist guards. my hand was displaced so far past my wrist that the end of my forearm hit the ground. wrist bones ended up at 90degrees to forearm - every wrist bone dislocated, some with hairline fractures.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 11:38 AM   #7
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ouch. Way too easy to injure wrists. About 5 years ago, I fell on my wrist at a session, and it was sore for several months. Started using simple wrist guards after that. Not a guarantee, but they sure have helped over the years.
Yes, I wear them too. No bad injuries, just a sprain convinced me.
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thanks for that link, some great advice.

I certainly wont be able to skate again without serious wrist guards. my hand was displaced so far past my wrist that the end of my forearm hit the ground. wrist bones ended up at 90degrees to forearm - every wrist bone dislocated, some with hairline fractures.
After reading this I will never ever go out without wrist guards
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:44 PM   #9
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My wrists are pretty beat up from falls over the years. The unconditioned response to use your hands and wrists to break your fall is bad. Since I learned to fall during some martial arts classes and put in time practicing, my actual falls duri g skating have resulted in virtually no damage and even at high speeds, just a touch of rink rash.

No wrist pad is going to save your wrists from a break. They may help reduce impacts in a fall a bit, but the pressure is usually the same, its just displaced a bit more, so instead of bruising the heel of your hand in a small spot, the shock is displaced more evently.

Also when you fall on a wrist guard they tend to slide out if you hit the jeel of the hand, this in some falls can cause shoulder damage as the arm shoots out while your trying to support a falling body. Shoulder dislocations can easily happen with or without wrist guards. Ive been there.
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