Post by annahindley on Dec 27, 2005 14:09:49 GMT 1
Yes, I agree cubic, the femoral artery seems pretty close to the hip to me, and I've had patients that have damaged it in RTAs - but its not THAT common. And then there is the (probably greater) risk of fat embolisms - now I've seen several more of those....nasty. Isn't femoral head necrosis only a risk before the femur unites? I know I knew that once! I don't have to deal with trauma often and I don't envy you two that task!
I am putting myself off ever getting on a horse again, so I'm gonna stop!
Still, you are, I think, less likely to die when riding in a back protector and hat, which we can all agree on (well, nearly all)
Hi Oranges. The Supavest deflates after about 7 seconds - which is more than enough time for you to have hit the deck! You don't need anybody to sort it out for you. You just have to put a replacement gas cylinder into the protector to replace the one which has gone off.
Post by mandyjasper on Dec 28, 2005 19:32:47 GMT 1
I'm in the process of getting a body protector. I had a fall off my irish cob in November and ended up in hospital for four days for pain relief!! I had a very large blood clot but luckily did not break anything. To cut a long story short I have been told that (being I have young children) I have to get a body protector. I am looking at the Champion Cobra and Euro Racesafe 2000. Not sure which one to go for! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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