Thumb Damage

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  1. Top Glock10mm

    Top Glock10mm Previously Jisbell40

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    Was doing a very routine stop for a woman going 67 in a 50. I was going to let her go with a warning but her passenger and back seat rider threw out the good ole F you pig spitting at me and so fourth. So I radioed in 3 79 subjects and the Cavalry was on the way. Amidst the wrestling and cuffing etc I got a real nasty cut on my left thumb. Down to the bone on my left hand. Ligament and nerve damage. Surgery Monday morning to try and repair. But I cannot move or feel my left thumb. Insurance is exceptional so I’m not worried about the bills at all and I’m very financially stable. What’s got me so worried is the use of my non dominant hand. Thumbs are very important. And they can’t give me any promises that I’ll ever be be at even 75% motion. I’m 24 years old. I won our Top Gun award last year. This may have Severely hurt my high level shooting for the rest of my career. Going to be hard to do mag changes without a thumb? I talked with the chief and he’s assured me my job is 100% stable and the dpt is behind me but guys this has me wigged out pretty good...
     
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  2. mdlott

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    Sorry for your injury, but did you mean to post this in Coptalk?
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    Hope you get good news and heal quickly.
     
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    Hope it heals up good as new!
     
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    With nerve damage of my own, I hope you heal quickly to 100%. But I don't think weak-hand thumb immobility is going to hurt your reloads too much.
     
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    Let's hope for a good result.

    Were you wearing gloves ?
     
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    i've cut both thumbs each one needing the tendon/ligament sewed up. same deal with not being able to move thumb before the repair. I mechanic for a living and have no issues with fine skills. It might take a little longer and a little work on your part but in time you'll be good.
     
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    No gloves. I should have but we aren’t required to. 90% never wear gloves. I am very worried about how this is going to affect everyday life as well as manipulating firearms.
     
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    What was it that caused the cut?
     
  13. Top Glock10mm

    Top Glock10mm Previously Jisbell40

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    Before your procedure(s) did your physician give you good odds to regain mobility?
     
  14. Top Glock10mm

    Top Glock10mm Previously Jisbell40

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    Pocket knife
     
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    both were ER visits and not a real "in depth" analysis. one doc said I might want to do some phys. therapy (never did since I was tough and all) other doc was a bit of a goober and didn't say much at all.
     
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    Stay positive.
    I used to be 90% no gloves.
    Now I always wear them when it's time to go to work.
     
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    What gloves do you recommend?
     
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    I hope the scumbags get a long prison sentence and your thumb heals quickly.
     
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    I do a different type of work than you.
    You will want a duty glove and maybe a glove with hardened knuckles.
    Here's a very good police supply store and their inventory of gloves...
    https://www.gtdist.com/products/apparel.html?cat=312&p=1
    And one more...
    https://lapolicegear.com/search?search_query=gloves
    At the end of the day, you'll want to go a brick and mortar store and try them on.

    My criteria would be traction on the palm and puncture resistance.
     
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