OTB and broken left end of clavicle

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Maciej Ga³Uszka, May 11, 2004.

  1. hi , 5 days ago i was jumping and fall over my bike's handle
    bar, in result i broke left end of my clavicle , (last 2 cm
    of bone cracked) it is clear, no pieces of bone anywhere,
    but bone was displayced- moved little up.

    i live in Poland but used to live in US so i can clearly
    say that polish medical service is far from being perfect .

    After few Rtg's Orthopedist (who is friend of my brother
    also MD - i got special treatment in hospital) decides to
    put me in something called here Dasault bandage - kind of
    plaster immobilizer that covers me completly on left side
    with my arm close to my belly so only my hand is out and
    covers my left shoulder then goes across my chest.it is to
    remain there for 4 weeks after that rehabilitation. its
    extremly uncomfortable , i cant even scrach, not mention
    shower... he excluded surgery as not necessary and causing
    possible complications

    my question is : -what do you think about this therapy (i
    heard opinions that its extremly long to have arm
    immobilized for 4 weeks and i think they dont use this kind
    of plaster immobilizer in US any more )

    -should i just cut myself free and use sling? its extremly
    uncomfortable , i cant even scrach, not mention shower...

    -any ideas how it could be done in other way?

    - any ideas about rehab?

    thank you in advance when you write to me remove $ sign .

    Maciej Galuszka
     
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