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clavicle surgery – typical post-op recovery procedures

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adult male, injured in cycling accident, fell directly on pavement, one year ago. resulted in severe displacement in fracture of clavicle. middle of clavicle, like a z shape in x-rays. after 9 months of follow ups with a bone specialist/surgeon, it was concluded that there was non-union in the fracture area that would most likely not heal on its own since we had hit the 9 month mark. I received the surgery to reconstruct, so far so good and am 5 weeks post-op, still wearing the sling and really not doing anything.my question is, what are patients who are in good shape, typically able to post-op at 1) 6 weeks, 2) 2 months, 3) 3 months, and 4) 4 months. i’m really just trying to prepare my self mentally as i’m quite active (mountain biking, road biking, body building, snow boarding) and tend to push myself quite hard. therefore, trying to set my limits at the same time I set my goals, but also trying to figure out how much I can start doing around the house and in the office. i’m asking the question basically because my next follow up appointment is not for another 2 weeks and am looking for a bit of guidance at this point. Thanks.

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    : my question is, what are patients who are in good shape, typically able to post-op at 1) 6 weeks, 2) 2 months, 3) 3 months, and 4) 4 months. i’m really just trying to prepare my self mentally as i’m quite active (mountain biking, road biking, body building, snow boarding) and tend to push myself quite hard. therefore, trying to set my limits at the same time I set my goals, but also trying to figure out how much I can start doing around the house and in the office. i’m asking the question basically because my next follow up appointment is not for another 2 weeks and am looking for a bit of guidance at this point.: thanks. I AM IN WEEK THREE OF POST OP; STARTED TO MOVE AROUND THE HOUSE WITHOUT BRACE; WHEN PAIN STARTS- I PUT BRACE BACK ON. I SET MY OWN LIMITS- (SAFELY THOUGH); I AM ALSO POSSESSED BY THE SAME DEMON THAT MAKES ME WANT TO PUSH MY SELF VERY HARD. I SKYDIVE, SCUBA, SWIM AND ALSO WORKOUT. I BROKE MY CLAVICLE ON APRIL 1ST, THREE DAYS BEFORE MY BIRTHDATE. I ALSO BROKE 5 RIBS ON THE SAME SIDE AS THE FRACTURED CLAVICLE; I ALSO HAD A BRAIN CONCUSION WHICH GAVE ME WHAT IS CALLED A FOURTH NERVE PASLY – (I SAW DOUBLES FOR ABOUT TWO AND A HALF MONTH)- I SPENT THREE DAYS IN A HOSPITAL DOWN IN COZUMEL MEXICO( ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!!) MY INJURIES WERE CAUSED BY A MOPED ACCIDENT. I RETURNED TO WORK ON DAY 15 OF POST OP. I AM CURRENTLY USING MY INJURED ARM TWO TYPE AND DOWN MY OFFICE WORK- AGAIN AT MY OWN LIMITS. I WILL PROBABLY STOP USING MY BRACE IN ABOUT THREE MORE WEEKS – NO PAIN EXSIST. I DO NOT LIFT ANYTHING OR DO I TRY LIFTING MY ARM- PROBABLY NOT UNTIL WEEK 13.

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    adult man involved in an accident 5 years ago and fracture his clavicle aaand the treatment was only on arm sling, but the fracture become non union. then this man went to ORIF. I want to know futher about this because the fracture became non union because of muscle tissue growed between the fracture and the callus is form after these year.

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    This is odd…Rudolph…My husband suffered the same exact injuries in a car accident on August 13. (with the exception of the double vision)He finally had the surgery 3 and 1/2 weeks ago and now…the pin is easing out and again the bone is looking as if it will pierce the skin any moment.We are currently waiting for his orthopod to call him back.Although, unlike you and Ried my husband isn’t all that athletic so these issues do not come into play. He is, however an amazing daddy and all around jack of all trades. He cannot drive, so he is trying to work from home, he is a programmer, but sometimes the pain simply puts him over the edge and he needs to medicate and sleep. The kids have not been picked up by their dad since the crash and that is killing him. He is frustrated, depressed and can’t stand looking at the lawn he can no longer mow.Granted, his situation is severe, and the failure of the surgery is simply because his bone was so blown apart and we might have waited too long to do it. My suggestion to you both is that you take it EASY and allow yourselves to heal so that you don’t do any damage to yourselves.Let me know how your recovery is going and what your limitations are.Justine : my question is, what are patients who are in good shape, typically able to post-op at 1) 6 weeks, 2) 2 months, 3) 3 months, and 4) 4 months. i’m really just trying to prepare my self mentally as i’m quite active (mountain biking, road biking, body building, snow boarding) and tend to push myself quite hard. therefore, trying to set my limits at the same time I set my goals, but also trying to figure out how much I can start doing around the house and in the office. i’m asking the question basically because my next follow up appointment is not for another 2 weeks and am looking for a bit of guidance at this point.: thanks.

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    hi, I’m a 19 yearold, fairly athletic girl. while overseas at a concert I displaced my collar bone in a most unusual manner. it is broken right at teh very end next to my shoulder. at first I got told it will heal naturally but now its been almost a month and there has been no improvement, meaning no tissue or bone has reappeared and the bone remains completely seperated, so much so that it is sticking out about 3 cm. I am goign for surgery this week and am anticipating a 6 week recovery. is this realistic? I really hope to continue my athletic and energetic life overseas.

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