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Aug 11th 2016, 05:32 PM   #16
 
  Feb 2016
  Seattle

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How did her foot get that way? It looked to me like she had a clean launch off of the bike and over the car. She just landed in the road. WTF happened to cause that kind/extent of damage?
An Olympic gymnast snapped tibia and fibula with no "visible" impact. Since even the still of that video is also pretty graphic, only the link is below:
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN5rUzSY_sY"

If you're interested in motorcycle injuries, watch some of the videos featuring Dr. John Hinds (now deceased high-speed motorcycle trauma medicine doctor). Completely twisted ankles seem to be very common.
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Edited by metricHalfPint on Aug 11th 2016 at 05:38 PM
Aug 11th 2016, 07:30 PM   #17
 
  Jan 2016
  Newcastle, WA

  1995 Suzuki Katana
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Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.

How did her foot get that way? It looked to me like she had a clean launch off of the bike and over the car. She just landed in the road. WTF happened to cause that kind/extent of damage?
I'm going with she didn't hit her landing well. Leg didn't look mangled from being pinched, just a massively blown up ankle. Healing from that (if it can even be reattached) is going to take a looooong frickin time.
Aug 12th 2016, 10:04 AM   #18
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

  ZX14 Barking Spider
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Originally Posted by metricHalfPint
An Olympic gymnast snapped tibia and fibula with no "visible" impact. Since even the still of that video is also pretty graphic, only the link is below:
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN5rUzSY_sY"

If you're interested in motorcycle injuries, watch some of the videos featuring Dr. John Hinds (now deceased high-speed motorcycle trauma medicine doctor). Completely twisted ankles seem to be very common.
I watched a few of Dr. John Hinds' presentations on YouTube. Fascinating talks. Thanks for the tip!

Pretty cool to have doctors following right on the heels of TT riders. I didn't know about that.

As for the gymnast, there is a visible impact of foot hitting ground which results in a fracture. Not quite the same as a foot being ripped/pinched off of lower leg. (sorry for the spoiler, folks)

Edited by elSueco on Aug 12th 2016 at 10:07 AM
Aug 12th 2016, 04:56 PM   #19
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  Mar 2016
  PNW

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Aug 12th 2016, 06:43 PM   #20
 
  Feb 2016
  Seattle

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As for the gymnast, there is a visible impact of foot hitting ground which results in a fracture.
What I meant was, although the gymnast's bones broke mid-shin, you didn't seen anything (vault edge, for example) come into contact with him at the point of the break. Impact and damage were in two different places. Kind of similar to one of the Dr. Hinds videos where he mentions if you come to the aid of a rider who is presumed to have slid into a wall/curb and he has a broken foot, be careful of potential spine/neck/head injuries even if the rest of his gear doesn't look damaged. If he slid into something foot-first the force of impact might be comparable to jumping off a building ==> there might be damage not only away from the point of impact, but where there aren't any signs of it from the outside. That was paraphrased. The video below has some details around 23:44-24:10 but the whole thing is full of information. Be warned, though, it's not only interesting, but he's funny, so it's easy to suddenly have watched it all.



As a follow-up to the gymnast, despite being so calm at the time of the accident that it seemed the shock trauma might be as bad as the bone break, he already posted a video message from the hospital. It was in French though, so I can't say what his sentiments were, but he did seem surprisingly animated for how many painkillers he might be presumed to still be on.

Edited by metricHalfPint on Aug 12th 2016 at 08:40 PM
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