Monday, April 18, 2011

The Crippled Life

  Labrum anteroinferior inferior labral tear extending from 3 o'clock through to 7 o'clock. Rest of glenoid intact. Subscapularis intact. Anterior pulley intact. Rotator interval intact. Proceed to anteroinferior capsular labral repair. Three Pushlok 2.9 mm PEEK anchors used with Fibrewire loaded through the 60° spectrum. Three good passages of tissue through the mobilised labral structures. Anchors placed at 5:30, 4:30 and 3 o'clock. Good capsular labral reconstruction. Proceed to inspect posterior labrum. No significant tearing here requiring repair however superior labrum was mobile and frayed therefore a superior labral repair was undertaken with one  anchor at 12 o'clock

No contact sports for six months!

If you don’t know what I am referring to well that was state of my shoulder after a West Coast summer then 3 months in California and then another West Coast summer. I first injured it back in 2009 at the end of the rugby session but there was no time for rest for the upcoming Nz and Cali summer. But hay on the bright side the the U S of A have some bloody good pain killers so I chewed on them for the whole time I was over there and also when I got back. So under the knife it was. The operation went well so they said and now two months after I am back on the flat water re building. The pain is still their but is slowly going away I hope to be back in a boat by August and ready for the southern hemisphere session.

Here are some old pictures and some not so old pictures that I have dug out of the archives.

 The start of the Styx hardman race

Kakariki Canyon Hokitika river

 Its getting cold so you will be seeing more of this

 Yes josh that is how you grow a mo.

 Nothing beats a the New Zealand back country

 The beautiful Whitcomb valley