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BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
That is just a sick photo. My knee scar is just plain frankensteing evil. As said previously, staples rule.

I've had to suture myself. Anyone tried that? It was really poor work, but it worked.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
I think it's going to hurt getting the stitches out.

No way man. Getting stitches pulled out is one of those cool tactile sensations. I don't like getting stitches, but I always insist on removing them myself.

Call me strange, but I love the feeling.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
People pay to get their stitches removed???? Really?????

Snip and pull people.... Snip and pull...

You're not getting soft are ya!?!?!?!

EDIT:
Suggestion, pull on the knot end after snipping. I've pulled a few knots through the flesh and it sorta hurts a little.
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Mark,
Next time go for the injection. Inject day one, straighten the finger day 2 or 3 and no surgery.
The collagenase breaks down the tissue which the doc pops the next day and voila.
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
Hopefully there is no next time!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
How's the hand feel now Mark?

My best wishes go out to you for a speedy recovery and
successful Physical Therapy!

Cosmic
duncan

climber
London, UK
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
I wouldn't go for the collagenase injections myself.

Tendons are made of collagen and are very close to the Dupuytren's cords. I'm sure Xiaflex has been thoroughly tested but probably not in climbers. Minor damage to the tendon wouldn't be noticed in most people but for a climber it might be disastrous. Have many climbers had their DC done this way?

I might consider a Needle Aponeurotomy if my DC was at an early stage and I wanted to get back onto rock asap.

Question for Mark: do you take Glucosamine?
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 6, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
How'd it go Mark? Update please.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
I'm sitting in the drs. office right now, I'll keep you posted.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
I'm sitting in the drs. office right now, I'll keep you posted.

We want live video!
Gene

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Sent from my iPad.......
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:41am PT
I am assuming that it went well.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Feb 7, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Stitches, staples, huh !
Digital surgery is faster and cleaner:


Heal up fast Mark ! ! !

Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 01:24am PT
Well, that was casual, I could easily have done that myself.

The Doc says it looks real good. I concur, I'll be back at in no time.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:31am PT
Did you get a lollipop?
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