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Old 03-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Broken ankle, stick shift

Quick question and yes im bored out of my mind right about now....I just broke my left ankle in six places last monday. I have 14 srews and 1 plate in there with no weight on it and a recovery time of 12 weeks plus the therapy

Now I love driving our cars and I still want to have a little fun this summer besides the setback. My question is and I know it all depends on different factors like type of brake, a persons pain tolerance ect....but how soon can someone feel comfortable enough to drive a stick again after 12 weeks recovery? SMG M3 even though I prefer regular manual?
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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With recently experience of a similar vein here in NYC also, I can tell you your absolute best source of advice on this issue is your doctor, not us. He's the only one you should be listening too.
If you come here for advice on this, careful because someone will inevitably tell you to replace your radiator!
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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You have an smg...you mean you want to know how long until you can shift? Usually, I hate to say, when a Dr. says 2 weeks, he means 6 weeks but says 2. People have a different tolerance for pain, but usually pain is your signal not to do something...you shouldn't ignore it like it was just a CEL you know!

How'd you fracture ankle? Is the dog okay?
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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With recently experience of a similar vein here in NYC also, I can tell you your absolute best source of advice on this issue is your doctor, not us. He's the only one you should be listening too.
If you come here for advice on this, careful because someone will inevitably tell you to replace your radiator!
Stop trolling, Stinger...I thought we talked about this already! Why would someone want to go to the trouble of seeing a Dr. when there's Fanatics. You wait...just wait...he'll get some great authoritative opinions...especially if he posts his x-rays and post-op report.

My revised answer, OP, is 6.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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Lol, lol......true story....in the past month I was looking at selling my car and getting an m3 and the majority of m3s out there for sale are smgs, and we know why, so I kept holding off then this thing happens and one of the first thing I though was I guess is an smg,.....as to how it happened....I was walking down the block and there was a fired and a little girl was stuck on the upper floors and I ran inside.....nah I felt down the stairs and yes dog is fine. . ...

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Old 03-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #6
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I figured NYPD beat you down for jay walking or buying a large soda
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
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Pain is weakness leaving the body... I'd say go for it right away!
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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My mom had a similar surgery for a trimalleolar fracture a few years ago. To this day, she finds herself unable to drive stick for local driving. She can tolerate it for highway since you don't have to shift much anyway. That said, my mom has a bunch of other problems that probably hindered recovery

I agree your doctor will be able to give you the best opinion since he'll know you're overall health better and know the details of the surgery itself. That said -- you probably won't know for sure how it will be until your ankle can bear load again.
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I figured NYPD beat you down for jay walking or buying a large soda
50% correct! They put you in lock-up for oversize beverages, but jaywalking is in the constitution here.

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50% correct! They put you in lock-up for oversize beverages, but jaywalking is in the constitution here.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #12
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I didn't even think about the local driving part.....I guess its a wait and see thing.......I just wondering if someone had similar experienced

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:39 PM   #13
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Just saw off a broom handle, and use your left hand and it to push in the clutch pedal.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:01 AM   #14
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I broke my left ankle awhile back. Still have the screws in place as well. Couldn't drive stick while it was broken, but afterwards it was fine.

Your left leg will definitely get tired VERY quickly and start to be in pain, but it will get better over time.
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I wouldn't rush it bro. Make sure that leg heals properly...If you don't you could end up with permanent damage and possible pain that will last forever. Your car isn't going anywhere so give it time and use this time to admire the great times behind the wheel of your car
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