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Friday, October 24, 2014

My Friend Snapped His Arm in a Friendly Arm Wrestling Match

What?  Arm wrestling’s a sport.  Especially when you’re arm wrestling to determine not only who the bigger man is but who’s buying the next round at the bar.  Besides, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to throw a real life experience into the nasty injury mix here at LBS.  Here’s an x-ray of my friend’s cleanly snapped humerus, or in Layman’s terms the bone that goes from your shoulder to your elbow.

Your initial thought is probably, “did it hurt?”  Yes, of course it hurt.  But it didn’t start to really hurt until he looked at our friends’ faces and realized that the noise he just heard, which sounded like a branch snapping and could be heard over the music and ruckus in the bar, was his arm.  A handful of screw’s and a metal plate later and my buddy should be making a full recovery just in time to get his golf swing back when the weather warms up again. Don’t worry, he’s a pretty strong arm wrestler with his left arm, too.



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