My uncle (27) recently broke his collarbone in three places in a motorbike accident. His GP, thinking he may need surgery, referred him to an orthopaedic surgeon. This man wanted him to part of a clinical trial, and became very offish when my uncle did not agree to participate (being understandably nervous about a new treatment that may or may not work considering he is a sportsman).
Though the bone is broken in three places, he is experiencing a lot of pain and part of the bone is sticking out at a strange angle (and apparently feels as though it will pierce his skin) the man sent him home in only a sling. This would not be a concern but for the fact that the man seemed prejudiced against my uncle after his refusal to be part of the clinical trial, and the fact that many websites suggest that surgery is required in the case of multiple fractures. Is there anybody with any knowledge of multiple collarbone fractures that can help please?