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10-25-2010 @ 5:11PM
I don't know what "Glad to hear it's not a major break" means. If he's having surgery to repair his ACL, that's a 6 month recovery process, and it could affect him the rest of his life. If he'd actually broken a bone up there it probably would have been less serious.
10-25-2010 @ 5:15PM
All I'd heard of the event was that someone had broken their leg, so I had images of bones sticking out and other horrible things in my head. He seemed to be just fine when I spoke to him however, and seemed to think his recovery would be pretty quick, all things considered.
10-25-2010 @ 5:19PM
If he's lucky, it was "only" one of the other ligaments. Looked pretty similar to how I injured mine last year, so I sympathise with him and hope he's back on his feet soon.
10-25-2010 @ 5:23PM
Yeah, those ligament injuries can be nasty. I have heard it can be better to break a bone than to tear a ligament, I'm sure it varies though depending on a lot of things.
10-25-2010 @ 5:28PM
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound that abrasive. You are correct, on the gruesome scale, it was not a serious injury ;) Since he doesn't appear to be an athlete, his recovery (in getting back to do his normal everyday activity) shouldn't be too long.
10-25-2010 @ 5:33PM
It also depends on what one does. I'm sure that for somebody who works a desk job and plays WoW or the like in their free time, any sort of injury (that isn't a permanent injury) is much less major than for somebody who works a physical job, or is a professional athlete.
10-25-2010 @ 5:47PM
i used to work as a student radiographer, when you "pull" or "tear" a ligament theres a good chance you pull a fragment of bone off with it, makes for a painful experience! the worst part is they take ages to heal up as its very difficult to line up the pieces in surgeory to make sure they fuse properly.
10-25-2010 @ 6:08PM
Probably wasn't as awful as some might expect, hence the comment. I had my leg broken as part of a procedure to fix the way my foot face and I was in a cast for a good 8 months, I couldn't walk without aid for a year. I guess it depends on where the breakage is, but I won't deny a ligament injury is awful, my cousin snapped a ligament in his hand, was NOT fun. I assume the general idea in people is that broken bones are worse than ligaments, even if its not true.glad to hear he is taking it in good spirits. I don't understand people who feel the need to call him nasty names over this, its not like it was deliberate, and how hard is it to just think 'hope he gets better soon'?
10-25-2010 @ 6:10PM
Doesn't really make a difference if you work a desk job or no. When you pull or break something like that, the pain tends to be around for life. I know. I've done it to both my knees and these days, one or the other will hurt or ache going up and down stairs, and that's years after the injury.Good luck to this guy and hopefully his recovery is complete and he won't suffer lasting effects.
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