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  1. I did have coverage on the bikes for a couple of weeks thru Nationwide,but an underwriter decided to audit my policy. Apparently he Googled my sons name and discovered he races.Also my agent didnt realize there was an age stipulation for those who rode the bikes( no one under 10yrs). My Nationwide agent did find insurance for me.Some company named Formost Insurance. This police covers everything, liability, compensation, even uninsured motorist for a decent price, about $34. a month (4 bikes covered). I'm going to look further into the company tomorrow, along w/State Farm. Thanks for the comments.
  2. Actually theft insurance is what i'm trying to get because my house got robbed along with many things, they took one of my bikes.Now that they know what I have i'm afraid they might come back for the rest of them.I have beefed up the security around my house but i would like to have that extra insurance! No insurance company that i have talked to sells just theft insurance.So far i have talked to Nationwide,Geico and Progressive.
  3. I can't get insurance for my dirt bikes because my children are under the age of 10 (Nationwide). Progressive will insure them, but if my son races the policy for his bike will be voided. They said all bikes can ONLY be ridden off-road, no racing. Does anyone who races have insurance and where?
  4. I just ordered a v-force 3 reed valve,pro cicuit pipe and pro circuit "shorty" silencer for my sons bike.Does any body have a jetting recommendation for this new setup? 1.bike is stock 2.elevation 0 to 1000ft 3.temp right now around 85 degrees hope this is enough info,thanks
  5. AGREED hillclimbing is hard on your bike both times I fried my clutch it was up a steep hill and I missed my downshift
  6. Just curious what puts more strain on the clutch, tall or low gearing when hillclimbing:excuseme: Also if your climbing a steep hill and the bike starts to bog and you miss your downshift can this hurt your clutch? I bet you guessed I must of fried my clutch:foul:
  7. stvmoto

    Question for Dr. Mark

    I definately would of posted them if i had them.They were done in the office ,then they showed up in our room on the computer.Even at the ER they were all computerized.So I never got a hard copy or a disk. I happened to have an appointment with my doctor for my clavicle today so i asked him.He said if it is "in the range of motion of the elbow and wrist it will staighten out" (which it is).My son has an appointment with him in 2 weeks maybe i'll get an x-ray then.
  8. stvmoto

    Question for Dr. Mark

    so it's been 6 weeks and my son got his cast off.Much to my surprise when they took his cast off his arm looked a little crooked or "bowed".The x-ray the doctor took in the office confirmed this. The doc assured me 3 times that he was ok.He said because he was so young(7yrs old) his arm would straighten out within a year.At 7 years old he has his whole life ahead of him so i'm going to get a second opinion. my question is:will his bones straighten out like his doctor said?
  9. August 23, 2007 New Approach to Healing Collarbones Simple technique even helps patients with old injuries Friday, April 20, 2001 Print This Page When Dan Lemire broke his collarbone 24 years ago during a sandlot football game, doctors told him they could only offer a sling and hope for the best. Surprisingly, that was the long-standing medical treatment -- do nothing, let the bone heal on its own, and hope that the results aren't too disabling. "Since the injury, I continued to experience soreness which limited my physical activity," said Lemire, now a 44-year-old lawyer in Brookfield, Conn. "The bone never really fused together properly. One of my arms became shorter than the other, and I experienced upper back problems because the mechanics of my shoulder and back were thrown off." The collarbone, also known as the clavicle, is shaped like an italic letter "f," and runs above and parallel to the ribs. It is one of the major bones making up the shoulder, the most unique joint in the body, gaining its strength and flexibility from a complex interplay of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Only primates, humans and birds have clavicles. Because of its position and its relative thinness, the clavicle is also one of the most frequently broken bones in the body. It is estimated that about 15 percent of all fractures involve the clavicle. Unwilling to accept prevailing medical doctrine, Duke University Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Carl Basamania spent much of the last decade developing and testing a new approach to this injury that is now drawing patients from across the country to Duke's operating rooms. The new procedure and device developed by Basamania not only offers immediate treatment for patients with newly broken collarbones, but is finally providing relief for patients who, like Lemire, have lived for years with the consequences of improperly healed bones, known as malunions. "When I decided that I wanted to fix broken collarbones, everyone thought I was crazy and that I would certainly ruin my career," Basamania recalled. "As medical students, and even as surgical residents, it is pounded into your head that there is no suitable surgical treatment for these breaks. I wanted to see if we could do better than that." His approach is deceptively simple, minimally invasive and, based on the more than 150 procedures he has performed on new injuries and more than 30 on malunions, is proving to be a great success. Those surgeons who in the past questioned Basamania's medical sense now either send their patients to him or learn how to do it themselves. "Previously, the only surgical treatment for fractured clavicles involved attaching the broken bones together with a large metal plate and screws," Basamania explained. "Since this very rarely provided satisfactory results, very few surgeons performed them, believing that a malunion was better in the long-run than complications from the surgery." Basamania's approach involves sliding a long thin screw through a tiny slit in the shoulder. He guides the screw through the center of the bones' pieces, like beads on a string. As the screw is slowly tightened, the pieces are squeezed together and held secure. After the bone has healed and is strong -- usually after eight weeks -- the screw is removed. Patients are left with a properly healed clavicle and a inch-long scar. "For patients who have malunions, we simply remove the additional bone material that has grown over the years until we get to the original bone, and then it is handled like a regular break," he said. Basamania's interest in repairing broken clavicles began in 1991 while at Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, N.C., when he took care of paratroopers and other soldiers who had broken their clavicles during training. By 1994, he performed the first of the new procedures. "The first case was a paratrooper who shattered his clavicle when he landed on it during an exercise," Basamania said. "Within two weeks of surgery, he was out surfing, and eight weeks later, he placed second in an international judo competition." Basamania joined the Duke orthopedic faculty in 1998 and as the word spreads about the procedure, more patients are traveling to the Duke Sports Medicine Clinic for treatment. While at first he primarily took care of injured military personnel, his new patients now tend to be athletes and motor cross racers. For Lemire, more than 24 years of discomfort and inability to participate in his favorite activities has ended. "I can now sleep on my side. Before, I couldn't sleep on my left side without waking up with a sore shoulder," he said. "Since the surgery, I have been able to lift weights without pain and actually gain muscle." For more information, contact: Richard Merritt | (919) 660-1309 | merri006@mc.duke.edu
  10. stvmoto

    Bone alignment and healing?

    I fractured my scapula in three places along with breaking my clavicle.My scapula healed up just fine. It was non-displaced though. I read somewhere that scapulas take alot of force to brake and usually other bones are broke in the process.Did you brake your scapula riding?
  11. stvmoto

    clavicle surgery complication

    I more than likely will.
  12. stvmoto

    clavicle surgery complication

    Believe it or not I'm still glad I got the plate because the bone is healing perfectly.
  13. stvmoto

    clavicle surgery complication

    I know the pic is freaky it looks great right now.To answer your questions no it didn't open up anywhere else,the bone feels great ,better than great I should say.For me I always noticed that the plate was there and always felt uncomfortable.Oh I had the operation in Modesto,CA
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    clavicle surgery complication

    Yes it did fail about 3 weeks later.I got a second and a third opinion on what was going on with me.It wasn't and infection (hard to diagnose without actually seeing it for you guys) it was the skin rubbing over the plate and wearing out the skin.My body I guess doesn't like titanium in it.This time when it failed it opened up about 1" by 3/8" of plate showing http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/stvmoto/IMG_0479.jpg So this means the plate has to come out early or put a different style plate somewhere where the skin wouldnt rub it so much.Luckily the bone was "good and strong" so the plate was removed.It's been a week now since the plate has been out and there is no sign of the skin breaking down.I could tell right away before when the skin was breaking down. Right now I'm in a sling for three weeks until he sees me again.I'm not to sure what "good and strong" means becuase the x ray days before still showed the fracture a little. Also i'm not sure why i'm in a sling right now,I was lifting weights and riding before the skin started breaking. I guess my question for Dr.Mark and those of you who had your clavicle plate removed is : How long is the recovery time?,and what instructions did your doc give you?
  15. stvmoto

    Question for Dr. Mark

    thanks guys!!!!!!