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ampa RyanLeech's article
Dec 5, 2013 at 16:21
Dec 5, 2013
ProVisions 6 - Injuries Justified
No labrum tear? Super lucky if that is the case. Just curious, how did your doctor confirm that without an MRI? Almost all dislocations are associated with labrum tears. It is just the way the humerous ball slips out of the glenoid, and hit the rim, it tears apart the labrum in the process. In any case, glad to hear you are seeking the proper care. Best of luck with the recovery. Maybe you don't need any surgery after all. That would be ideal, of course. In my own case, I haven't had a dislocation recurrence yet, and my surgeon said I don't to have a surgery just yet, but she said that if I ever dislocate it again, I have bought myself a surgery. My MRI is coming up this month, and keeping fingers crossed that I am lucky and the labrum tear is not major. The inject a die in my shoulder before the MRI to better see the cartilage. By the way, do you have a shoulder "DISLOCATION" or a "SEPARATION"? Just wondering, because they are two different beasts.
ampa RyanLeech's article
Dec 4, 2013 at 18:28
Dec 4, 2013
ProVisions 6 - Injuries Justified
@ MrDuck Hey bro, I too dislocated my shoulder in the spring of this year, but I also did a major fracture of the whole humerus as well. I have been using this, which adds some comfort and protection: http://www.btosports.com/p/EVSSB04 BUT, and I know this is not what you want to hear, you NEED surgery on that shoulder - you have some major instability. Every time you displocate, and with the whole instability you have now, you are doing murder to the glenoid cartilage. Cartilage damage is permanent, so surgery won't cure that, but it will get your shoulder stable and stop ongoing tearing. What happens if you don't? 5, 10, or 15 years down the road you are looking at some major osteoarthritis, guaranteed. If you think unstable shoulder is not fun, try living with osteoarthritis of the whole freaking shoulder. The chronic pain will seriously degrade your quality of life. Do what the doctors say! You will thank them later. The surgery will most likely be arthroscopic, where they go in and try to reattach the torn labrum, or tighten anything else that might be lose in there. Meanwhile: STOP FREAKING DISLOCATING IT!!!!!!!
ampa mattwragg's article
Apr 27, 2013 at 23:13
Apr 27, 2013
Old School Throwback: 90s MTB Masters
gad dam it. Even in the 90s there were mountain bikers a 150 times more skilled than I'll ever be.
ampa MaxBerkowitz's article
Apr 24, 2013 at 23:34
Apr 24, 2013
Video: Henry Fitzgerald - Sick Day
@bobsten you figure Cypress is "cross country"? Bro, you should leave Washington one weekend and head North here to see it yourself to believe it. The elite of the elite freeriders will tell you Cypress is the real deal.
ampa MaxBerkowitz's article
Apr 24, 2013 at 23:25
Apr 24, 2013
Video: Henry Fitzgerald - Sick Day
It is called mountain biking. XC, Enduro, DH, All-mountain are just bullshit jargon made up by marketing departments to sell you more bikes, or for posers trying to fit a superficial lifestyle image. Keep it real. Bike on a trail = mountain biking.
ampa RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2013 at 23:14
Apr 22, 2013
Seen at Sea Otter 2013 - Zerode G2 Gearbox Bike
"Steal your mom's townie and give it a go. I'm sure you'l be able to get it up and running before she heads off to Starbucks tomorrow AM." WTF does that even mean?
ampa mattwragg's article
Apr 22, 2013 at 23:05
Apr 22, 2013
Old School Throwback: 1996 DH World Champs
There sure was a lot of pedaling.
ampa mattwragg's article
Apr 22, 2013 at 23:04
Apr 22, 2013
Old School Throwback: 1996 DH World Champs
To relive the glory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJADF4yH2bY
ampa RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2013 at 23:01
Apr 22, 2013
Seen at Sea Otter 2013 - Zerode G2 Gearbox Bike
Oh good. Because cleaning the mud and grease out of one chain wasn't fun enough.
ampa RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2013 at 22:58
Apr 22, 2013
Seen at Sea Otter 2013 - Zerode G2 Gearbox Bike
You'd probably want your left nut back when that drivetrain comes down with a mechanical and it is a 2-3 week turn around time to send it to manufac for warranty repair since no one else will touch it.
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