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Old 06-19-2008   #21
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I have a slight fracture to the check bone below my eye.
Dude - it's below your friggin eye. Its not like a cut on your arm or hand. If it gets infected, it could affect your vision, plus your face will look funny or even get permanent damage.

Stay off the river. Wear a facemask. I wear one every time I boat - yes I get looks from people and harassment from buddies, but it beats the alternative.

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Old 06-20-2008   #22
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Off Subject a little...

My .02 cents stay off the water for a little while better safe than sorry.

Curious, I wear a full face helmut for just about everything except playboating now. I hit my head on rock just above my eye and got some stitches a few years back. I was wearing a crap protec helmut at the time and it had little coverage of the forehead. I've never taken a hit to the face since and was curious how many people have, what the result was? Also who has taken a hit to your full face and what was the results?

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Old 06-20-2008   #23
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side of the head, wearing a shred ready shaggy swithced to the tdub much better coverage.
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Old 06-20-2008   #24
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I'm a lowly dentist but I do know a thing or two about facial trauma. During my residency the ER called me first when somebody got bashed, I checked it out and called the surgeon with a full report. He of course did the heavy lifting but I scrubbed in and assisted on the cases which was cool.

The bottom line is, the Zygomatic-Maxillary Complex is your cheek bone and together with some other bones forms the floor of your orbit. In its already fragile state, another bash could result in some pretty unsavory outcomes, most notably entrapment of the extra-ocular muscles and consequent double vision which could be permanent.

Count's probably right, the water in most mountain creeks and headwater rivers has a pretty low fecal bacteria count, but I wouldn't take the chance with infection either.

Listen to your doctor and everyone else and enjoy something chill for a spell. You'll have plenty of time to get back after it.

And as far as full face goes, don't scrimp. Sweet Rocker.
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Don't get the surgery.

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