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Old 7th December 2017, 03:23 AM
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Hi lads,

After almost 2 years of appointments trying to sort a dodgy left ankle it seems fusing part of the joint is now the only option left. I know there will be a reduction in the range of movement but by how much is not clear.

Just wondering if anyone has had this done and has it had any affect on being able to use the bike.

Thanks
Davy
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Old 7th December 2017, 09:10 AM
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Know a lad who had something done like that after a cage crash.
He can still change gear but has to lift his entire leg so he got an electric gear changer and uses buttons on the lhs handlebar to go up and down gears.
Some company in the uk do them its a kit that attaches to any bike with a hydrolic electricly controled gear changer.

I ve uswd it and was surpriesed how easy it was.
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Old 7th December 2017, 09:13 AM
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Good to know there's adaptions like that. Thanks. I'll have a Google
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Old 7th December 2017, 10:43 AM
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You could also do a Hutchy and switch over the two sides.
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by davybrown99 View Post
Hi lads,

After almost 2 years of appointments trying to sort a dodgy left ankle it seems fusing part of the joint is now the only option left. I know there will be a reduction in the range of movement but by how much is not clear.

Just wondering if anyone has had this done and has it had any affect on being able to use the bike.

Thanks
Davy
Im in the same boat, so im interested to know also......have had a couple of ops 30 years ago, and dont fancy going there again....
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Old 7th December 2017, 09:09 PM
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https://www.kliktronic.co.uk/
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Old 7th December 2017, 09:30 PM
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Back in 91 i got the left foot trapped in the undercarraige of a lorry and got dragged with the bike(GSX1100ET heavy) for a few yards till the driver kopped i was under there ...fractured all the toes half way back in the foot and wrecked the ankle...Kichner wires or K wires holding it together for a while...non weight bearing for 3 or 4 months. Find the exercise bike helps big time. Cant walk any real distance anymore or i start to hobble. Like i said the exercise bike really helps to strenghten the ankle. Dont bother applying for disability, the feekers treat you like you should be paralysed from the neck down before they allow it,i failed but other people should'ent try anyway

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Old 7th December 2017, 11:11 PM
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Speak to Ronan Pentony.

That man is like the terminator now.

Boddy tissue over metal endo skeleton....lol
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Old 9th December 2017, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by The comb over kid View Post
Back in 91 i got the left foot trapped in the undercarraige of a lorry and got dragged with the bike(GSX1100ET heavy) for a few yards till the driver kopped i was under there ...fractured all the toes half way back in the foot and wrecked the ankle...Kichner wires or K wires holding it together for a while...non weight bearing for 3 or 4 months. Find the exercise bike helps big time. Cant walk any real distance anymore or i start to hobble. Like i said the exercise bike really helps to strenghten the ankle. Dont bother applying for disability, the feekers treat you like you should be paralysed from the neck down before they allow it,i failed but other people should'ent try anyway
Sorry to hear that. I've been told the push bike will help. Be hitting the dirt tracks to keep the sanity. Not bothered with trying to claim or anything.
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Old 9th December 2017, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Japcati View Post
Speak to Ronan Pentony.

That man is like the terminator now.

Boddy tissue over metal endo skeleton....lol
Some lad. Horrific injuries.
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Old 11th December 2017, 02:08 PM
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problem with fusion, its pretty much irreversible.

On top of this, whatever movement etc you have will be diminished along with some length loss due to how its affixed and the bones matted together.

i went through the ringer myself a while back, but decided to go without fusion and live with it as best i can.

blood flow to that part of the body is minimal, so twarts any real possibility of ankle replacement from what i have researched.
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Old 12th December 2017, 09:12 AM
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Some lad. Horrific injuries.
Madder than the maddest thing in a mad thing shop

He's been through the mill alright, but hopefully latest round of ironmongery will finally sort him out
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