Miscellaneous Blog Posts

Slam, snap, shatter

A little while ago, I unintentionally slammed a table with a lot of energy and ended up snapping a bone in my left hand. Too much excitement is a bad thing.

This 3D CT image from the palm side shows the shattered 5th metacarpal bone, the one at the root of the pinkie. The side view is like this:

The fractured part is a bit misaligned, like obvious enough in this picture. Then, when I went back to the hospital 10 days later, the gap was way bigger somehow. Having expected some magical healing power of mine, I was doubly shocked.

It plain sucks to get injured while NOT riding the bike. I’ll take good quick care of it so I can have a proper bike injury soon again.