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Old 12-22-2009, 06:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2nd time out this year, 2nd pass of the day. Went for a boardslide on a single tube down rail and was a touch to far forward and caught my edge which threw me into the snow head & shoulder first.
I go back in 3 wks to see how it's healing. Just have to wear a figure 8 strap and take it easy.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn Joe you really snapped that one...

speedy recovery mate.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow that's definitely a complete break wow. I broke mine over 10 years a go and tore my rotator cuff.. It will never be the same!
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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After falling on mine today I backed off a bit... Dont want to be out of Jiu Jitsu training at all. Luckly I have alot of muscle packed on my upper body. I hurt right now though lol.
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Looks bad but its a fairly clean break, do you need to get it pinned? A workmate of mine stacked his bike and his collar bone was fragmented so he had no choice but to have it pinned/plated.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow that's definitely a complete break wow. I broke mine over 10 years a go and tore my rotator cuff.. It will never be the same!
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Broke my when i was in grade 5, still cant bench press anything over 225 pounds because it hurts so much
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Shit that looks like an exact replica of when I broke my collar bone. I broke both my left and right collar bone during soccer. Hope your healing goes by quickly.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Oooh Thats rough. I broke my arm first day riding...
Hope you recover quickly enough to catch some riding before the season ends.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If that was my clavicle fracture I would get a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon. It is a completely displaced clavicle fracture with some comminution and a cortical split distally. That might be indicated for operative treatment with a plate/s and screws or possibly pin fixation. In any case a second opinion never hurts. I would suggest looking for a orthopedic surgeon who specializes and is fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma. Good luck.

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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First off, Clavicle fractures are very common. Not much to worry about since practically all of them heal on their own. Because of this fact, doctors immediately say you dont need surgery for it. Certain circumstances though(open fracture, compromised structure due to misalignment) an ortho will do surgery immediately. Otherwise, they won't even touch it. You can, however, insist having it pinned. Athletes almost always have surgery to regain most/all of their function back. Ask an ortho and odds are, they'll say "...completely up to you"

Next, I'm under the impression the doc you saw has little experience with sports injuries. Figure of 8 straps/splints is the common/automatic type they'll order. This will also put a lot of pressure on the fracture area and will be very painful! An ordinary immobilizer (think sling strapped on to your waist) will support it just as good, maybe even better.

Keep the shoulder, elbow and wrist moving. It speeds up the healing and keeps the joints from getting stiff.
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