Curently have an arm cast on for a broken scaphoid. I feel that i could still perfectly ski with this on what are your opinions on the matter?
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- Thread Starter
- 07-03-2008 01:36
- 07-03-2008 01:42
fall on ur arm > rebrake the bone> game over for ur holiday
- 08-03-2008 22:26
a very stupid idea. I'd be as pissed as you if i had a skiing holiday booked and coming up very soon and found myself nursing a broken bone in an arm.
- 09-03-2008 00:43
Depends on a few things IMO.
How long ago did you do it?
Is it a full or lightweight cast?
What kind of skiing do you intend doing...piste or off-piste?
If you bang it up again are you prepared for the possibility of surgery to correct the damage?
As it's a pre-existing condition and therefore unlikely to be covered by your insurance, can you afford the potential medical bills?
As scaphoid fractures heal slowly because blood supply to the scaphoid bone is poor, be prepared for problems if you break it again. You need to consider a nonunion (where the bone fails to heal), avascular necrosis (the bone doesn't recieve enough nutrients) and arthritis.
I'm not saying do or don't...just weigh up the pros and cons.