wind chaser wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Tibial Plateau Fracture: happened last week and just had surgery so I'm stuck on my ass trolling the internet. I think a few things contributed. I just got a new board. My previous set up was a 2013 slingshot 140cm with boots and with huge rocker and less surface area. Made to ride fast - forgiving on hard landings. I switched to a new cabrinha 141 x 43 ace with more surface area and less rocker. I immediately noticed more pop and it didn't take as much speed.
After 15mins of riding around I attempted an unhooked backroll with a lot of speed (with same muscle memory of previous board). I can stick these on a wakeboard and land them on a kite 1 out of 3. I loaded the line and was super powered but don't think I got decent vertical on the pop. Pretty sure it was a fast and low roll with a violent crash landing (upright). Conditions were 22kts and was on a 10m hybrid C fully powered.
Immediately felt pain in the leg and knew it was bad. Had the fun of kiting back to shore, luckily I was only 1/2 mile out. Now I have a shit load of screws just below the knee and I'm out for at least 3 months staring at my new board.
funny that I am in the exact same situation..
broke my tp on august 13, when landing really badly after kite got overpowered in mid air during a jump (nothing crazy, like 20 feet), I also realized right away my knee was gone and had to body drag to shore about 1/2 mile screaming like a madman. Similar conditions for me about 20 knots and was out on my 10.. surgery for me on august 18 with plate and six screws.. first couple of weeks post op have been really painful and annoying, but now I am improving a bit.. regained quite a bit of knee range of motion (-5 to 105), pain much more manageable, doing tons of leg lifts, and today for the first time was able to ride 500m on the stationary bike.. it hurt a bit but it feels like a milestone! Still my whole leg is very swollen...
the plan is to start to bear some weight 4 weeks after surgery, and hopefully abandon crutches 2 weeks later.. but will see..
to all of you who got similar accidents, please share the experience..
Best wishes to you for a fast healing and return to water!!