Broken Bones and diving

Questions relating to medical issues and treatment. Where possible and appropriate, we will request comment from qualified and reputable NZ-based diving doctors. If your query relates to a personal medical issue, we recommend you contact your GP or relevant medical specialist.

Broken Bones and diving

Postby Wayne » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:40 pm

Hi, I have a broken shoulder and am just wondering when can I dive. I'm still in a sling now but once the Doc gives me the ok to get rid of the sling and I can get my wetsuit on can I start diving again or should I give it a bit longer?
Wayne
 

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:46 pm

This is really a question for your doctor.
User avatar
ChuckyBob
Member
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:51 pm
Location: over here.

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby binklebonk » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:05 pm

Here's a Diving doctors list, the drop down boxes make it very easy to select for NZ only.

http://www.spums.org.au/diving-doctors
User avatar
binklebonk
Member
 
Posts: 1776
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Peoples Republic of Wellingtron

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby binklebonk » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Oh and it looks like you can now ask questions as a forum guest of the SPUMS members (South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society) on the SPUMS site here: http://www.spums.org.au/forum

Handy resource..
User avatar
binklebonk
Member
 
Posts: 1776
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Peoples Republic of Wellingtron

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:44 pm

Perhaps the Dive Doctor would like to comment.

My guess is that it would be OK as long as you use a Posideon MKIV :lol:
User avatar
ChuckyBob
Member
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:51 pm
Location: over here.

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby Wayne » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:59 pm

ChuckyBob wrote:Perhaps the Dive Doctor would like to comment.

My guess is that it would be OK as long as you use a Posideon MKIV :lol:


Sweet does that mean I can borrow your Posideon MKIV :P
Wayne
 

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby ChuckyBob » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:07 pm

A rebreather is like your wife. You wouldnt lend her to just anyone. :twisted:

( I don't own a MK VI)
User avatar
ChuckyBob
Member
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:51 pm
Location: over here.

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby aquakiwi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:06 am

From my experience from a couple of years ago. Doctors are loathe to commit themselves to something that could come back and bite them. My experience was not with broken bones but a bone graft and other complications. Consulting the doctor sort of went like this. (me) "Doc can I go diving" (doc) "Um don't know about that" (me) "already done 12 or so" (doc) "guess you can, but you didn't hear it from me". Not a word for word quote but you get the gist.
User avatar
aquakiwi
U/W Photographic genius
 
Posts: 676
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:39 pm
Location: Warkworth

Re: Broken Bones and diving

Postby aquakiwi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:09 am

ChuckyBob wrote:A rebreather is like your wife. You wouldnt lend her to just anyone. :twisted:

( I don't own a MK VI)


I don't know Greg, anyone can borrow mine........where ever she is.
User avatar
aquakiwi
U/W Photographic genius
 
Posts: 676
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:39 pm
Location: Warkworth


Return to Diving Medicine

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron