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Broken collar bone and fixation with metal

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  • Posted By: collarbonse2006
  • November 22, 2006
  • 10:04 AM

Hello ,

I broke my collar bone going over a ramp on my bike! so they said ill need a operation because it is overlapping 2cm.

So ive had my operation and ive got 2 cuts a small 1 near my chest and 1 at the break site.

They said they were putting some metal and screws in to hold it in place, now the whole area feels weird under my skin around where they did the operation, is this the metal plate or just because ive been cut open?

Ive felt the bone but i cant feel no metal or screws on it which i find amazing!
Also i cannot see the collarbone i can see my other 1, it sticks out alot and im worryed why cant i see my other one?

Do you have to have the metal plate removed or can you choose to keep it in?

Thanks

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  • Hello ,I broke my collar bone going over a ramp on my bike! so they said ill need a operation because it is overlapping 2cm.So ive had my operation and ive got 2 cuts a small 1 near my chest and 1 at the break site.They said they were putting some metal and screws in to hold it in place, now the whole area feels weird under my skin around where they did the operation, is this the metal plate or just because ive been cut open?Ive felt the bone but i cant feel no metal or screws on it which i find amazing!Also i cannot see the collarbone i can see my other 1, it sticks out alot and im worryed why cant i see my other one?Do you have to have the metal plate removed or can you choose to keep it in?Thankshey man the same ***n thing happened to me except i can see my collar bone still im thinking about getting it taken out it really gets in the way it doesnt bend with your bones and your body could start unscrewing it if it wanted to. if we had some good health insurance i would already be at the doctor but i have to suffer because they dont care about us. thats the real truth
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2010
    • 02:41 PM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Generally with surgical fixation involving screws or plates removal of the devices can occur after complete healing of the bone has occurred. The surgical procedure to remove them is not complicated and recovery is quite quick. Focus on your physical therapy, keep applying ice, and don't be too concerned with how things look right now. Good luck. ~JTrempe PT, ATChttp://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/shoulder-joint-pain.html
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • November 1, 2010
    • 03:36 AM
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