Living with a TBPI

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anebraski
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:12 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: I was in a motorcycle accident on july 12,2013. my right humerus was broken and repaired with surgery. the broken humerus stretched and damaged the surrounding nerves. soon after the accident and before the humerus was repaired I noticed that there was no feeling in my right hand and no movement with the fingers. I also had no control of my wrist. I was diagnosed with a brachialplexis injury. dr. susan mackinnon at barnes-jewish in st. Louis performed my surgery on nov. 5, 2013. name of operation: nerve transfer of brachialis nerve toronator and flexor carpi radialis nerve. nerve transfer of lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve to sensory ulnar nerve. nerve transfer of thoracodorsal nerve to the long lateral and medial trips nerves. nerve transfer of brachialis nerve to the anterior interosseous nerve. now I wait for a year for movement.

Living with a TBPI

Post by anebraski » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:50 pm

I was in a motorcycle accident 3 years ago. I had a broken humerous and a BPI. I had a nerve transfer, tendon transfers and lots of physical and occupational therapy. I played piano all my life. Now I play one handed. Everyday I am relearning how to do everyday tasks. I am excited about communicating with others who have the same challenges.

John K
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Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2001 7:06 pm

Re: Living with a TBPI

Post by John K » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:00 pm

Glad to have you here. My motorcycle accident was in 99. I started riding again around 2004. I own two bikes now. I still own and operate a v-twin motorcycle shop.

anebraski
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:12 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: I was in a motorcycle accident on july 12,2013. my right humerus was broken and repaired with surgery. the broken humerus stretched and damaged the surrounding nerves. soon after the accident and before the humerus was repaired I noticed that there was no feeling in my right hand and no movement with the fingers. I also had no control of my wrist. I was diagnosed with a brachialplexis injury. dr. susan mackinnon at barnes-jewish in st. Louis performed my surgery on nov. 5, 2013. name of operation: nerve transfer of brachialis nerve toronator and flexor carpi radialis nerve. nerve transfer of lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve to sensory ulnar nerve. nerve transfer of thoracodorsal nerve to the long lateral and medial trips nerves. nerve transfer of brachialis nerve to the anterior interosseous nerve. now I wait for a year for movement.

Re: Living with a TBPI

Post by anebraski » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:40 am

I was a passenger on the motorcycle. The driver, my cousin, was not injured. After having a nerve transfer and 2 tendon transfers, I still have limited function and feeling in my right hand. I have learned how to do almost everything that I used to do with my left hand that I used to do right handed. I am amazed that you can drive a motorcycle.

Dan
Posts: 170
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:08 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Injured 5/11/86, had just turned 18 yrs old
Evulsed C5-T1
Intercostal into Bicep 10/86
Location: Los Angeles
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Re: Living with a TBPI

Post by Dan » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:21 pm

There are plenty of people still riding, in fact we have someone in our community who races in the Isle of Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT3ivahDpxI

Having had my injury for over 30 years(avulsed all five) and done just about any sport I have wanted to do and knowing tons of others doing sports, my basic thought is if you want to do it, you can.

Happy to help in any way,
Dan

anebraski
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:12 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: I was in a motorcycle accident on july 12,2013. my right humerus was broken and repaired with surgery. the broken humerus stretched and damaged the surrounding nerves. soon after the accident and before the humerus was repaired I noticed that there was no feeling in my right hand and no movement with the fingers. I also had no control of my wrist. I was diagnosed with a brachialplexis injury. dr. susan mackinnon at barnes-jewish in st. Louis performed my surgery on nov. 5, 2013. name of operation: nerve transfer of brachialis nerve toronator and flexor carpi radialis nerve. nerve transfer of lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve to sensory ulnar nerve. nerve transfer of thoracodorsal nerve to the long lateral and medial trips nerves. nerve transfer of brachialis nerve to the anterior interosseous nerve. now I wait for a year for movement.

Re: Living with a TBPI

Post by anebraski » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:08 pm

Do you play golf? Before my injury, I used to play (terribly, but I enjoyed it). I have limited use of my right hand and can not grip a club. My husband wants me to learn to play one handed. It was difficult to learn with 2 good hands. Any suggestions?

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