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Posted by Jennifer Carrico on Mon 10:30am 4 June 2007


Hey Adam. Sounds like you had a pretty bad injury. I have a bad injury to (now I know this site is for broken legs but I broke my arm, I was glad to be accepted here). I was on a ladder at work and I was going to climb up it and it didn't latch properly and it fell as did I. When I looked down at my arm it was twisted in the opposite direction. I had a co-worker take me to the ER. They said I needed emergency surgery. It took about 5 hours or so to get to surgery. They said my surgery would take 45 minutes, well it ended up taking 4 hours. So instead of the block I opted for instead of being knocked out(they took a 5 inchneedle and stuck in my chest) I ended up having a tube down my throat. I shattered one bone and broke the other into three pieces. I ended up with 2 plates and 20 screws. I was in the hospital for 4 days. I had a long arm cast for about 10 weeks. This happened 1-26-07, I am now in OT and I currently have a bone stimulator because my bones aren't growing to well. It is going on 5 months and I am ready to be healed. I am 26 and everyone keeps telling me "atleast it happened while you are young". I hope you continue to make progress and welcome to the site.

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