A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Racing
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

multiple pelvic fractures in cycling accident

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 20th 04, 04:35 PM
Alis Whitt
external usenet poster
Posts: n/a
Default multiple pelvic fractures in cycling accident

Hello. Six weeks ago I fractured my pelvis and one vertebra on a
metric century ride. I am a 41 year old female and until this
accident I was in excellent health. I broke the front pubic bone, the
rear "sitz" bone, and have a compression fracture in the upper part of
my pelvis. My understanding is that the compression fracture is why
I'm advised to put no weight on my right leg (all these injuries were
to the right side). The L5 vertebre has a transverse process
fracture. I was hospitalized for two weeks. They did not do surgery,
though it was debated for a number of days. I have been unable to
walk, drive, work, or, obviously, ride. I have been taken out of
physcial therapy in order to allow more healing.

On Monday, I return to my orthopaedist for a six-week x-ray. I wonder
if anyone out there has had similar injuries, has any advice or
suggestions as to what I should ask my physician? I also wonder about
other web discussion lists where I might find some expertise?

Thanks in advance.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Martlew Bill - National Cycling Strategy Statement Tony Raven UK 2 January 31st 04 02:00 PM
Cycling is dangerous Garry Jones General 375 November 21st 03 05:52 PM
Reports from Sweden Garry Jones General 17 October 14th 03 05:23 PM
Reports from Sweden Garry Jones Social Issues 14 October 14th 03 05:23 PM
FAQ Just zis Guy, you know? UK 27 September 5th 03 10:58 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.