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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 5, 2013 - 10:53am PT
Yeah!

No big deal. Dupuytren's Contracture caused my little finger to curl. Had it fixed less than a month ago, stitches get taken out tomorrow, giving me two months to train for Zion at the end of April and then another four weeks till Yosemite in June.

Psyched!

Credit: Mark Hudon
mhay

climber
Reno, NV
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:57am PT
I hope you had some kevlar tendons installed while they were in there.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:19am PT
hey there say, mark... good to hear that all will be well, for you hand then, with this taken care of...

i had a near-finger-lock situation, so i learned a few things that could be done to help it, and thankfully, now, it is all okay...

it is caused by stress on the tendon,too, of the finger, from lifting heavy items, but balancing the weight ON the fingers instead of the whole hand.... (but at that job, that was the only option--glad i am not there anymore... however that kind of finger issue runs in our family, on my mom's side...


happy new climbing days, now, to you!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Glad to hear, hope it's better than it looks, cuz that shiz looks bad. Cheers to many happy future sends and a fully bending finger.
elistar12

climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Looks a lot better than the first photo I saw! Healing nicely.

Hope it doesn't give you trouble while training.

Zion yay!!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:37am PT
As someone still recently off the DL, I can relate. I hope you continue to heal quickly and fully, Mark.

John
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2013 - 11:42am PT
I think it's going to hurt getting the stitches out.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:45am PT
You should have patched that up with duct tape and a popsicle stick. Are you going soft?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:52am PT
mannn,, as a taxidermist,, i could have done way cooler stitching than those! I coulda done a "badazz" in stitches for the scar!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:56am PT
That's gnarly looking! At least you will have a cool scar.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
^^At least!
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Now that was way high on my morning 'that's really harsh' meter. Dude, seriously, glad I don't have to stare at that all day every day. Gnar.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Gnarly.
Shredded Gnar at it's finest!

Now comes the FUN Physical Therapy, part of the rehab.

I still got a couple months of PT to go on my shoulder.
Window washing and climbing are good form of PT.

:)
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
Good healing to ya Mark. Have fun in Zion.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
look closely and you can see a scar just where your surgery was
look closely and you can see a scar just where your surgery was
Credit: donini

Wow mark, ten years ago i had the same surgery on the same hand in the exact same spot as yours.
Only surgery i've had....knock on wood.
It's like new and has never bothered me again...i climbed the day my stitches came out.
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Credit: bhilden
Stiches? Staples are the bomb!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 5, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
^^^ Damn, looks like power tools were used on that Frankenstein.
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Feb 5, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Interestingly dupuytren's contracture is more common in people of scandanavian or celtic descent. It's sometimes called Celtic Hand.

Also many people with this also have Peyronie's disease. Please no pictures of that MH.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 5, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
I think it's going to hurt getting the stitches out.

I do too, sorry...gives me an itchy feeling

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 5, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Please no pictures of that MH.


Don't worry. He already took his ball and went home.
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