I thought I’d start up a new log detailing my comeback from a fractured tibia I sustained skiing in January. Shortly prior to my injury I’d stopped logging my usual training on this site - I guess that teaches me. But this site is an incredible resource and I’ve found myself in an unfamiliar situation, so I’m back.
The details of the injury are as follows - on the 16th of January I skied into a big rock (not recommended) and fractured my right tibia about two thirds of the way up the bone (my fibula was spared - the little wins). The impact was severe enough to cause an open fracture - my bone broke the skin. I underwent emergency surgery the following day - wash-out and intramedullary nail insertion - and it all went smoothly. To insert an intramedullary nail the surgeon has to split the patellar ligament vertically, so I anticipate that my knee will be my main challenge during recovery.
The week following discharge was horrible, I was in a tonne of pain mostly due to my hip musculature constantly cramping up (the actual break/surgery pain was completely bearable). During weeks 2 and 3 I slowly incorporated some basic training - just push-ups and things like that. Now I’m midway through week 4 and my training is probably productive enough to actually be worth logging (or maybe not).
In terms of my training background I’ve been logging on here for a good number of years now. I’m 25 years old and have been training since I was 17, initially barbell stuff and for the last 4+ years it’s mostly been bodyweight and kettlebells, with a good sprinkling of barbell stuff when I feel the need. Prior to my injury I was weighing in at around 96kg (210lbs) at 6’2", and I haven’t weighed myself since.
I don’t have much information on what is expected of my recovery - I’ve been told I should be able to weight-bear after 6 weeks (end of Feb), but I don’t know what happens after that. My plan is to hit my bad leg with a tonne of bodyweight volume as soon as I get the green light to weight-bear but it has wasted so much and I don’t know what it’ll cope with.