I wasn't expecting that!

bikingdad90

Veteran
Assuming it’s now 4hrs later @Slick is either getting kicked out and on way home or in surgery.
 
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Slick

Slick

Guru
Bad luck.

But look on the bright side, it probably hadn't been down that long as the road had not been closed and you could have been under it as it fell.
It's an old avenue from an estate house from yesteryear and all the trees are the same age and coming down all the time. I may email my mp.
 

gavgav

Guru
Getting an xray as you suggested they suspect the tendon has separated from the knee. :eek:
Ouch, best wishes for a speedy recovery
 
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Slick

Slick

Guru
Bad luck.

But look on the bright side, it probably hadn't been down that long as the road had not been closed and you could have been under it as it fell.
I also suspect, going by the cars that couldn't reverse fast enough coming from the opposite direction that more than one car driver came across it and decided not to bother warning or calling anyone, although obviously that's just an opinion.
 

tyred

Legendary Member
Location
Ireland
Get well soon.

I came dangerously close to crashing into a fallen tree one morning years ago whilst driving to work years ago. It hadn't fallen on the road directly but had been kept up a few feet above the road by the hedges. It wasn't quite dark and not quite light and I was driving on dipped lights and didn't spot the tree until I came dangerously close to decapitating myself. I came to a stop with the tree trunk a few feet away from the windscreen pillars.
 

Pale Rider

Legendary Member
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They wanted to keep me in but I managed to negotiate my release and will go for surgery either tomorrow or over the weekend. Can't wait.
My medical knowledge is close to zero, but I do think some hospital doctors are over keen to admit a patient.

I suppose it's a risk averse business, and if the doctor didn't admit there would be lots of patients who would see that as an earning opportunity through a medical negligence claim.

Seems to me the knee is one of the more complex joints in the human body, so the earlier the (skilled) intervention the better.

Fingers crossed your knifeman (or woman) is skilled at knees.

Chances are he will be.

I reckon NHS surgeons and post operative care cannot be beaten.

When I was in for my hip, I came across two other patients who were in because a private hospital had cocked it up, or lacked the resources and expertise to deal with a complication.

In my case I leaked more than most patients on the table, which meant a blood transfusion.

My surgeon had delayed starting the operation by a few hours to enable a litre of suitable blood to be identified and reserved.

Because of his foresight, I had my transfusion in the 40 minutes or so it took for a courier to get from the blood bank in Newcastle to me in hospital in Durham City.

Fingers crossed your operation will be straightforward, but however it goes I'm sure you will be in the best possible hands.
 

icowden

Über Member
Location
Surrey
My medical knowledge is close to zero, but I do think some hospital doctors are over keen to admit a patient.

I suppose it's a risk averse business, and if the doctor didn't admit there would be lots of patients who would see that as an earning opportunity through a medical negligence claim.

Seems to me the knee is one of the more complex joints in the human body, so the earlier the (skilled) intervention the better.
I suspect the desire to keep slick in is due to the fact that he whacked his head as well as his knee and shoulder, so they may be concerned about head injury. I suppose we should now survey @Slick to add to our cycle helmet research...

<ducks and runs for cover>
:popcorn:
 
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