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I have broken my clavicle bone not far from the end by the shoulder and am seeking some imformation befor I have surgery.The bone has broken approx 25mm from the endThe surgen is wanting to remove the broken portion of the bone completly and tye thing together with tendons.I do some quite heavy lifting and climbing at work and I’m not sure if this type of surgery would handle it.I feel that a plate over the break would be a much better outcome.I look forward to any imformation you could give me on this matter.Rob Murphy.New Zealand.

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  1. I broke my left clavicle febuary 13, 2005. It is completley disfigured, and is pushing out on my skin. the bump is about one inch out. I dont know whether or not to get surgery, because it is a high risk opperation due to nerves, and arteries running from your neck to your arm. It’s been about 3 and a half weeks now, and i still have sharp pains in my arm. The break its self at the time, did not cause much discomfort. It was hard to sleep though…i would suggest surgery if its an option. the bone caused a callus to form on my shoulder, and it wont go away without surgery. It will wear down alittle, due to the pressure the skin puts on it, and constant rubbing.

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