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Comment : Horse Injuries
Posted by Whitney on Wed 12:27am 5 June 2002


Hi Amy,
I have read your entries with interest because I too was injured by a horse accident. I keep my horses at home and I live alone, so I too had a problem getting immediate help. Unfortunately my injury prevented me from crawling..I had a very serious compound tib/fib fracture, with my tibia shattering. Unfortunately my accident was a freak one - I was leading my horse and he spooked and pulled the rope out of my hands. Somehow the rope wrapped around my ankle, pulled me down, he bolted, and you can imagine the rest...At least I am alive to talk about it! I had surgery to install a plate, rod, and 12 screws. I am 3 mos into my recovery and feeling good, but my doctor believes that I will have non union healing and will need another surgery for a bone graft. I am doing all I can to avoid that outcome (including using equine devices!) and hope that I will be able to heal on my own. I will try a bone stimulator before consenting to more surgery. I was amused by your comment of using vet wrap on the crutches - great idea! I also enjoyed hearing about Ireland. What a fabulous place, I hear. Are you back to riding yet?? Fred sounds like a dear, and bareback should be ok for your leg, yes? Good luck and keep us all posted on your future progress.

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