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    My doctor thinks its a good idea to pin my collarbone back together since its so separated that its not healing. The other option is to use a more extreme arm brace for a month or so. It's a very low risk op but it can cause skin irritation long term and I will permanently lose sensation in the area as they will sever some nerves.

    I know there are a few people on PSB with metal bits, what are your thoughts on this sort of procedure? Any other considerations?

    EDIT: The Dr said its completely up to me and hasn't recommended one over the other.
    When due process fails us, we really do live in a world of terror. — JC Denton

  • #2
    I live with 2 collarbones that didn't heal properly, so I say go for the surgery, I wish I had the option at the time
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    • #3
      Twice I've had joint surgery and the results with correct physiotherapy are really good, yours is a break and if you don't fix it now it'll lead to dramas in the future.
      If he's given you the option of surgery, I vote go for it.
      I'm a member of the shoulderbump club because of an unfixed collarbone.

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      • #4
        Go for it, totally worth it.
        - Mike

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        • #5
          Yep
          REPENT MOTHER FUCKER
          (anarchy in english )

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          • #6
            Your doctor, an educated, trained professional has recommended an operation as he/she feels it will be beneficial to your health and wellbeing, and you ask a bunch of people that who's combinded medial training is basicaly that of a patient ?
            If you really need a second opinion surely you would be better off getting a consultation with another doctor or an orthapedic specialist ?

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            • #7
              I think he is asking people who have had the MOD
              REPENT MOTHER FUCKER
              (anarchy in english )

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              • #8
                They will open you up and put a titanium plate in.....it's quite a simple operation.
                It's a weird feeling losing sensation over quite a large area extending down your chest towards your nipple, but you get used to this.
                The feeling will very gradually start to come back.....until they have to open you up a year or so later and take the plate out again.
                (it's quite uncomfortable at times as the plate sits just below the skin and can be quite easily felt....and knocked)

                My surgeon told me that scars higher up on the torso heal to be quite large thick scars (even though they start off very fine) and he was right.

                It's probably been 2.5 to 3 years since I have had my plate out now and I have about 80 to 90% feeling back.

                I think in a few more years the nerves will have grown so it is nearly back to full sensation.

                I would recommend getting this done

                Edit...even though it has been plated, you will still need to wear a sling for a while until the bone starts to knit, as the plate can become dislodged and even bend under extreme circumstances without the support of the bone.

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                • #9
                  On a foot note (funny that) changes in pressure become quite prominent
                  I had trouble for the first 6 months in helicopters (from my ankel mod )
                  All good now
                  REPENT MOTHER FUCKER
                  (anarchy in english )

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BERT View Post
                    Your doctor, an educated, trained professional has recommended an operation as he/she feels it will be beneficial to your health and wellbeing, and you ask a bunch of people that who's combinded medial training is basicaly that of a patient ?
                    He didn't suggest getting it done, he said it's an option. He seemed to have a high opinion of it but didn't actually recommend it to me. He said bracing my arm higher would also work but it would take longer and likely not heal in a perfect alignment. I have a week to decide which course of action I take so I'm asking the opinions of people who have had experience. If he had actually recommended it then I would definitely be getting it done. It looks like unanimous support for the op anyway so I'll probably get it done. Thanks to all who have shared their thoughts, I'll most likely get some metal in me next week.
                    When due process fails us, we really do live in a world of terror. — JC Denton

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mellow Fridge View Post
                      I live with 2 collarbones that didn't heal properly, so I say go for the surgery, I wish I had the option at the time
                      +1, I've only got one but, had it been available, would've been all over the surgery like a fat kid on a bully.

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                      • #12
                        Might be worth a googel also, see some more cons and pros
                        REPENT MOTHER FUCKER
                        (anarchy in english )

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                        • #13
                          imho go with the plate, but tbh i really dont know that much about it.

                          but the sound of a chance of the bone not healing in perfect alignment otherwise doesn't sound good at all
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                          • #14
                            Getting the plate on Monday. Thanks all for the advice, it helped
                            When due process fails us, we really do live in a world of terror. — JC Denton

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                            • #15
                              Good stuff.

                              Keep us informed of your progress when you can.

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