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Mint_Sauce

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Broken collarbone fixed.
« on: Sep 04, 2012, 15:28 »
so after 6 years of having a collarbone that looked like this



I finally had a operation on it to straighten it out, and also to hopefully stop the large amount of shoulder pain that I was struggling with every day.

This is the result of the operation.






I'm really surprised with how I can support my own arm without any pain, and also just how little it hurts the rest of the time.
I'm now 1 week into my recovery, not on painkillers any longer and able to remove my arm from my sling and use it to do menial tasks!

very impressed!

I know the doctors told me not to be doing anything strenuous for 3-4 months to allow it to fully heal, but has anyone had any previous experience with plates and just how long it is until your able to have full mobility back?

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Re: Broken collarbone fixed.
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2012, 16:16 »
Looks nice and neat. I had mine plated about 12 weeks ago and didn't really move it for a week, got back to work and slowly started using it again, raced xc 4 weeks later and did the fort William endurance another two weeks after, still hurts now though

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Re: Broken collarbone fixed.
« Reply #2 on: Sep 10, 2012, 15:05 »
hiya

Can i ask how you managed to get yours plated i need advise to get mine sorted ??, i broke my left collarbone twice quite afew years ago even though it is quite deformed ive never had problems with it , although almost two years ago i broke my right collarbone into four bits very similar to yours with the bit in the middle split in half and slightly bigger , they decided to leave it and told me to get an office job even though my career is extreme sport instructing and i race bikes , after two years ive been back and i am now being given physio due to muscle wastege but i have pain all the time and its annoying , thanku
umm i think not

Mint_Sauce

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Re: Broken collarbone fixed.
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2012, 17:14 »
hiya

Can i ask how you managed to get yours plated i need advise to get mine sorted ??, i broke my left collarbone twice quite afew years ago even though it is quite deformed ive never had problems with it , although almost two years ago i broke my right collarbone into four bits very similar to yours with the bit in the middle split in half and slightly bigger , they decided to leave it and told me to get an office job even though my career is extreme sport instructing and i race bikes , after two years ive been back and i am now being given physio due to muscle wastege but i have pain all the time and its annoying , thanku

I basically had a uphill struggle with the NHS.
I have seen 3 physio's who said there was something wrong and referred me to 2 consultants, who both said there was nothing wrong with my shoulder and i shouldn't be complaining of pain.
It was only after the shoulder pain became permanent that I seeked private advice from a shoulder specialist, who then said all the problems with my shoulder pain stemmed from my collarbone healing shorter, and as a result breaking my collarbone was the only way that i was really able to get rid of the pain and over-moblity that i had.

Hope this helps! 

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Re: Broken collarbone fixed.
« Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2012, 17:30 »
Thanks , Ive now been seen by a private physio and he reckons its not properly fixed so will be having a MRI and X-rays finally hopefully getting it sorted after two years , fingers crossed
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Re: Broken collarbone fixed.
« Reply #5 on: Sep 18, 2012, 18:00 »
Thanks , Ive now been seen by a private physio and he reckons its not properly fixed so will be having a MRI and X-rays finally hopefully getting it sorted after two years , fingers crossed

I had to have a 4 X-rays, a MRI and a camera put in my shoulder joint before they operated on my collar bone, the MRI misses 15% of your shoulder joint out apparently.

but i hope that you manage to get it fixed soon :)


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