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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
All this talk about scooters and spending one's healing time on his butt worry me.

My suggestion is to leave scooters to truly crippled people who are absolutely, medically unable to stand. Most others will benefit from careful, controlled, early graduation from something so inactive. Hell, sitting at one's desk for half an hour after we run a marathon shortens our lives.


I think perhaps you misunderstand "scooter". I believe the OP is talking about a walking assist device that you use under your own power and frees you to do tasks, not a "lark" type scooter/golf cart. Anyway, I would've loved to have some of these things last time I wrecked my ankle... would've made a lot of tasks and getting around a lot easier than crutches.

Anyway, this is commonly referred to as a knee scooter:



I've also seen these. They allow you to walk on your own without traditional crutches:



I feel like I should buy one of these preemptively

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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinkan wrote:
I think perhaps you misunderstand "scooter"

I think you're right. Both of your versions look pretty neat.
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The top one is pretty slick!
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tomg



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same type of injury from a fall off my mountain bike. My foot got stuck the dirt but the rest of me kept going. I can picture something similar to this when "sticking" the landing at Sherman Island! Apparently these gnarly looking injuries can happen with no damage to the surrounding ligaments and tendons, which i still find amazing I too have a metal plate and a bunch of screws holding it together. I was in my late 40s at the time, and maybe mine was best-case, but I made full recovery and have been running long distances, riding and windsurfing on it with zero consequences. My takeaway is that, though it stinks to sit in a cast for 6 weeks, it is better to break bones than to damage soft tissue. So once out of the cast and a few weeks of rehab, you should be set for fall winds in Baja and ski season!
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomg wrote:
My foot got stuck the dirt but the rest of me kept going. I can picture something similar to this when "sticking" the landing at Sherman Island!

One of the reasons I almost never step off my board, after talking to a guy who folded his knee towards his face on an uneven bottom.
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