Matt and Joanne’s Page

September 4, 2012

Healed!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannestamplis @ 7:54 am

After 6 weeks of partial cast, followed by another 6 weeks of resting and nothing seems to improve my finger, my doctor recommended ‘bone stimulator’. It’s a device that pass small current through 2 electrodes creating a magnetic field that has been proven to stimulate bone growth in non-union fracture. As much as that sound like a voodoo magic to me, it was my only choice left. Apparently there is no surgery option for climbing since all of them involved fusing my bone together. After 6 weeks of using this bone stimulator, I went back to the doctor and my finger has finally healed! The bone that was chipped off and looks like an island in the x-ray has been covered with new bone.

Now that my finger has healed, I decided that I need to be more careful in my training. I much rather be climbing easy stuff and able to climb year round than to sustain another injury and have a malfunction finger. Climb ON!

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2 Comments »

  1. hurrah on the recovery!

    Comment by Lil — September 6, 2012 @ 2:20 am

  2. Stumbled on this blog when doing some internet searching on Kinabalu. Read through a bunch of your adventures. Keep up the amazing work. Top notch blog.

    Comment by BFR — September 18, 2012 @ 5:04 pm


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