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sempervirens

climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Ammon, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With an attitude like yours you'll kick ass in the next challenges too. And inspire the rest of us along the way. Hope you heal up soon and strong as ever. THere's no doubt you will.

BASE104, can you post the link to the video you mention. The only video of the actual flight that I could find was the one from the Kiwi news.
Thanks.
Nilepoc

Big Wall climber
Tx
Nov 4, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
The video is indeed viral. I met a paramedic on my flight last night that asked me if I had seen it. This was after he was talking to me about climbing. He was really impressed with your composure Ammon. This guy is a medic in Baltimore city, and has seen a ton of crazy stuff.

Good luck on today's surgeries.

WTF

climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Now count back slowly from ten please.

10,9,8 zzzzzzzzzz


Nice lead man. Way to send that choss pile.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 4, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Tomorrow I go into battle at noon where construction, carving, drilling and screwing will take place for six hours. They will also remove the external fixator and plug the flap patch, aaiighh!


Yo, my brother, if they do all that in one go those doctors deserve medals. the plastic muscle graft work usually takes much longer if they have to harvest the tissue from your upper leg (like they did on me). Hope they can figure out something easier for you. But either way you're well on your way and that's a great thing.

JL
crøtch

climber
Whale's Vagina
Nov 4, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
Best wishes for speedy healing, Ammon.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Good Luck today Ammon!! I hope surgery went well!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Thinking of you Ammon, as you are under the knife.
Hang in there too, The Mom.....you are one incredible person!

Susan
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Nov 4, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
good luck today, hope all is going well :)
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Nov 4, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Credit: stolen
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 4, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Positive vibes to you, Ammon...
Keep that spirit up!


~peace
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Ammon, you strike me as the type who always has his game face on.

Yarrrr!!!

Positive vibes sent your way, dude.
Gene

climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Looking forward to hearing about a very successful surgery.

g
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 4, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
wow. missed this--

hope surgery goes well, that's a lot of time on the table.

guess this'll end your chances for working part=time as a foot model.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 4, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
hey there say, ammon.... hoping to hear that things went at there best today...

may the good solid work and skill from these doc, do you that good that you
need for the long haul...

god blesss....


wow--i think your mom needs some more hugs from you, or anyone there...
chappy

Social climber
ventura
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Ammon you are one strong dude. Hope the surgeries go well and you are out there again soon doing what you love.
Chappy
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Whatever you do, don't skimp on the stool softener. Getting through surgery without a lot of that is not for the faint of heart! Get well soon.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Prune juice helps move things too!!! I hate the stuff but i drank lots of it in rehab!!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Warm milk with prune juice. Word to your colon.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Heal up quickly Ammon! Consider the activity that caused the injury....0 sum game.
David Nelson

climber
San Francisco
Nov 5, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Largo asked if an MD might reply, in his Oct 30 post. I have been reading the posts and can make a few comments. I have not posted on Supertopo for a while, some here may remember me.

I am 62, a Board-certified orthopod and now hand surgeon, climbed in the Valley in the 70's, even taught a while. Was out a while, then when i was 50, went up the Captain, but holding onto the coat tails of Chickenskinner, who did all the leading. Then did the same on HD.

Ammon's injury, without an X-ray, must have been an open tibia and fibula fracture. We don't use the term "compound" anymore. Vegasclimber corrected me and said that there was a vascular repair, so it was a III C open fracture, meaning extensive soft tissue stripping and a vascular repair (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustilo_open_fracture_classification);. The importance of the classification is that the rate of infection and amputation go up as the rating goes up. The external fixator (I have designed one for the radius) allows for stability for the bones and soft tissues (necessary to prevent further damage, prevent infection, set the stage for osseous healing). It is put on when the risk for infection is too high for a plate or intramedulary rod. The tubes and black foam, covered with what looks like Saran wrap, are a wound vac. It is designed to help control edema, infection, and to clean up the fluids (blood, serum) that are oozing out. The serial trips to the OR are to debride dead tissue and check for infection. The general rule is another look in the OR every 48 hrs until ready for definitive care, ie, IM rod or plate.

The flap, if any, is to substitute for missing skin and close the wound.

Did I cover all the points?

Ammon, ignore anything I said if it contradicts your docs. They have the data, I do not. I am merely guessing for the entertainment of our television audience.
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