Broken Bones & Riding

Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:48 AM

I broke my hand last weekend and was wondering if most parks allow you to ride with a cast on your hand up to your elbow.

I was thinking of planning a trip to, SFWOA, CP, MIA, and possibly SFGAm while I'm off work.

I saw some people at a park or two riding but don't want to drive that distance and be turned away. Any info would be great. thanx

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Knoebels visits in 2002. 6

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 8:25 AM
My observation on this has been that most, if not all parks do not allow a person on coasters and many of the spectaculars if they have a cast. Especially if it's on the hand or arm. This is for safety reasons, as there is concern if a person with a cast can hold on with both hands effectively,not to mention the possibilty of aggravating the injury.
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Sunday, July 28, 2002 8:34 AM

Where I work the rule goes like this, if the cast covers one joint it is okay, the rider still has flexibility to move their arm, leg, or whatever. But if it covers two joints, such as wrist and elbow, then the person can't ride. But it is always important to know your limitations, so you don't injure yourself worse.

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*** This post was edited by J. on 7/28/2002. ***

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 8:49 AM
If it's up to your elbow I'm betting you can ride, but if it's past I don't know.

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(Former Signature replaced due to bad joke with accident) The Beast at night-Two peas in a pod?

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 9:42 AM
Well for now it's sorta like a half cast it only covers half my arm. The cast itself is basicly holding my pinkie finger, wrist and side of my arm in place. To hold it on it's wrapped with the stuff they use for sprains. I may be getting a replacement for it on my next appointment. (The stupid things you do after a few beers! :()

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Knoebels visits in 2002. 6

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 11:03 AM
I've seen a kid almost turned away because he had 1 broken finger. In the ned they just moved him to a different seat so his hand would be in the center of the train.
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Sunday, July 28, 2002 11:54 AM
I've seen SFoT move people around to have the broken ligament in the center of the train so it wouldn't be pushed against the side.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 12:27 PM
Just contact the parks that you wish to visit and ask. I don't think it should be a problem, I have seen people in queues with casts in the past. I have also seen people with broken legs come up the exits in wheel chairs and ride. It's best to call the parks and ask, though. :)

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