I broke my collarbone on September 14th in a mountain biking accident. The ER doctor and the orthopedic doctor that I saw on September 15th said surgery was not neccesary and it will heal in seven to nine weeks. However, after talking to a number of other bikers, there are a lot of stories of the healing taking longer or not healing at all. So I went to a 3rd doctor today and he recomended surgery which I have scheduled for Monday the 29th. He recomended surgery because the bones are approximately 30 mm apart. He thinks that, as a very active person (biking, skiing, running, etc) I should have it “fixed right.” So I’m in a quandry. Two doctors said it will heal fine, but the third doctor recomends surgery. Any advice would be welcome as well as any estimate on the healing time if I do not have surgery. I’m 43 years of age, 6’2″, 175 pounds. I’d also like an estimate if I do have surgery. Thank you!