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Hi Craig no problem. Did not mean to offend you. Sorry about that! But I must reiterate, Clavicle operations these days are very routine and if you go to a real Orthopedic Specialist, a person should not have a problem getting it installed correctly. Routine meaning that they are done all the time because people are always breaking their clavicles. Not routine that there are no risks. I did not say that there were not idiot doctors out there. Can the plate break, yes...
Craig, with all due respect, are you telling us everything about your past clavicle ordeal? In this forum, we don’t want to spook anyone now. The clavicle plate installation is simple and only takes about 3 hour, out patient. I went in at 1:30 pm and was home at 6:30 that night. Now, if you get an orthopedic that very in experience and install it incorrectly than yes it may come apart. Clavicle operations these days are routine and if you go to a real Orthopedic...
ShanYang, if your clavicle is broken in two pieces (in half) I would let it heal on it's own. Because you’re so young, your healing process in twice and fast as some of us older people. If you get it plated it will also heal fast and you can have the plate removed later on but you will get some scars. But trust me, loosing six months of fitness to let your clavicle to heal at your age nothing. You got plenty of time to get back in shape and continue where you left...
Hummer, what do you mean by traction, what is it, or that? Also, 5 months and you have significant pain? Or just minor pain that sometimes is annoying? I have minor pains and it's been 4 1/2 months since I had my plate. I have some pain and tenderness in a small section in front of my shoulder about the circumference of a golf ball and that area used to be numb. Maybe the nerves are coming back. But if it significant pain you are having, and, what significant means to...
Maybe he injured his rotator cuff??? Hopefully not! Did he do PT? After I took off my sling, my shoulder was killing me for about 2 months during PT. Why did you not ask the orthopedic about the pain when you saw him/her? If it is a problem, you are going to have to see him again to get his pain fixed anyway. Quote: Originally Posted by Elsiehandle Hello everyone - I have been reading your posts over the past hour or so as my 22yr old son has an operation on...
That make sense...i suppose. becaue I've read where some people had started weight training a few weeks after their surgery and end up bending or loosen up the plate. Quote: Originally Posted by nejones During my first operation they had to deal with the damage to the artery first before plating the clavicle. They didn't know about the artery until they opened me up. By the time they repaired the artery (4 hours) some bone fragments had been out of my body for...
NJones, What do you mean when you say the plate lifted? It came loose? If so, how? Did the doctor incorrectly installed the plate, or were you lifting weights to soon afterwards? You should elaborate on this for the new people who just had plates installed so they can be aware and some of us can be informed. Glad your ordeal is over and you can live a normal life. Thanks. Quote: Originally Posted by nejones Hi all Just found this site after serching for problems...
Per doctors orders, today I went out on the road for the first time after 22 weeks from breaking my collar bone and having it plated. Talking about shaky- but I did it! Made sure I stretched the shoulder big time prior to the ride and put my original stem back on the old Trek and out went into the cold. Distance = 7 mi avg heart rate = 118 max heart rate = 147 avg speed = 15.7 max speed = 19.8 (down hill and scary!) Had no problems and could have went...
I just notice i have a soft bump on my elbow about the size of a small golf ball. Id dose not hurt, just soft to the touch. Anyone want to guess what it might be?
Great, keep us posted. Quote: Originally Posted by horseRider Just got a call from my surgeon saying he had my MRI report in and the verdict is......I'm having surgery this Thursday. Besides it not healing and I have some bone spurs on my rotator cuff area that are hindering my range of motion. I knew it! However, I do understand the need to leave a broken collar bone to heal on it's own. I believe that most of the time they do. I just wasn't so lucky. So, I do...
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