On January 19, 2015, in the first couple of hours of a planned, one-month, skiing holiday, I smashed my tibia after skiing into a hole. What followed was a journey through the medical systems of three countries, numerous expert medical opinions, surgery requiring a plate and screws and a long period of rehabilitation. The latter I’m still enduring.
During this process I’ve learned much about the reality of skiing injuries, about doctors and medicine and about pain and trauma. I’ve learned about how we cope as we age and how suffering affects us mentally. Sadly, I’ve also learned that in this information age, there is no one place where a patient can access advice on the various aspects of surgery and treatment, including skeletal, lymphatic, soft tissue and venous implications. Moreover, there is no timeline that an injured sportsperson can go to check on the progress of their recovery.
To overcome this deficiency I have started this site which is dedicated entirely to the implications of tibial plateau fracture, surgery and rehabilitation. It is aimed at people 50+ but much will apply to those who are younger.
I hope you find it useful