I feel for you! Oooh, I feel that. That looks like my "before" shot. Fresh memories.
How did you do it?
I wish you the quickest recovery!
Have to ask before someone else does, is the bike ok.
It's odd, I'm not in that much discomfort apart from if I have to use that shoulder & neck area but so far I've been able to avoid that for the most part. I'm lucky that I've had both my wife & to a lesser extent Mum helping out over the last couple of days.
Good to hear! You are fortunate not to be in too much pain. I was lucky with family and friends helping me out, including other AC members, and some of them who have been through the ordeal of a broken collarbone themselves, gave me advice about what I can expect to experience as the healing process occurs.
Very much hoping for this option over the plate & screws.
Hi Mikael, I hope I can put your mind at ease. All collar bone breaks are treated on a case by case scenario depending on how they break. The clavicle as such, can fracture quite easily and is not restricted to cycling falls. Treatment varies from one patient to another. Treatment is divided into surgical and non-surgical methods. Typically, a non-surgical treatment involves a lot bracing for a simple break in order in keep alignment or supervision for fractures during anatomical remodeling. It would have been nice if the emergency department gave you some insight of what to expect, rather than leaving you in the dark. Your trauma is not uncommon and may not require surgery - just supervision. If that is the case, you have started your treatment. It sounds like you don't have to contend with a rotor injury which spares you a lot of pain. You would have been prescribed "endone" for the evening to relax you. In two weeks time you will feel a lot better with the return of dexterity, but arm movement above the shoulder will feel restricted until the 6 week mark. Your specialist will seek an image at the 4or 5 week and possibly the 12 week mark to confirm callus formation and shaping. From a personal point of view the first phase of recovery ends at about the eight week mark and you should forget about riding you bike inside that period. Turbo training, stationary trainers, or light crosstraining at the 4 or 5 week mark. Discuss every aspect with your specialist and ofcourse follow his or her advise. I mainly wanted to say that everything will be fine and you will recover.
Yeah I'm not that concerned about it, I did a couple of years of physio at uni and understand enough about injury management to look after it til I speak with the surgeon tomorrow.
Based on the x-ray (should be in my first post from last night) it doesn't look like the ends of the bone pieces are gonna find their way back together without a little artificial assistance. I've gone through similar surgery on my ankle before and bounced back pretty well so I'm pretty relaxed about the whole thing.
Thing I'm most annoyed about is crashing the new bike only 3 weeks after taking delivery.