Broken Collarbone

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  1. Pride43

    Pride43 New Member

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    Anyone ever break their collarbone? I just broke mine and have to wear the figure 8 brace. I was wondering if you did any cardio when it happened, I plan on cycling/bike since im not moving any of my upper body while doing so. And for anyone its ever happened to, did you wear the brace when you slept?
     
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    can you post a pic of the figure 8 brace?
     
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    hey bro i know this is your thread but i'm going to hijack it and maybe you can answer my question. I fractured my collarbone last year and it still hurts to this day. When i went to the doctor, they gave me a sling and nothing happened. I think it healed improperly. Do you think i can go to a new doctor and they'll rebreak my collar bone and give me that figure 8 thingy so it can heal properly?

    did your broken collarbone require any surgery?
     
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    Wore the brace while sleeping. Also slept sitting up due to the pain (couldn't keep painkillers in...)
     
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    That happened to me. Broke mine into three pieces and got a sling. After that bs I went to an orthopedic dr and he gave me the correct brace. But since I waited so long it didn't work as well. Took nine months to "heal."

    Ten years later it's still not 100%. Hurts, pops, grinds, etc. Not fun at all. It's pre-existing so my insurance won't fix it. Plus I don't want to laid up for another few months while it heals.
     
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    Im not 100 percent sure but it may sound like you will need surgery. I think they should normally heal fully 100 percent in about 3 months. I would def go check it out again because it sounds like you may possibly need surgery if it still hasnt healed
     
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    and no mine doenst require surgery, I got a lucky break and fractured it in a lucky area. It was more near the tip of the bone and not the middle, so there wasnt a huge break
     
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    I broke mine into 4 pieces about 8 years ago. I wore my figure 8 to bed as well. I think I was back jogging after 4 weeks, but there is no way I could put pressure on it (leaning on handlebars)

    Mine healed improperly as well... I have about a half-inch nub that pokes up through my skin. it is only painful sometimes (ironically, the past couple weeks its been irritated when I bench press).

    Breaking your clavicle sucks... doesn't seem to ever be the same
     
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    Mine still sticks out a bit more than the other. If i press it hard enough, i can feel it pop, but it's starting to grind a little less.

    I didn't wear a brace, but getting in and out of bed and changing shirts were the worst.

    You can definitely still do cardio. Cycling is your best bet since there's no impact that'll send shockwaves shooting up to your collar bone.
     
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    how tight do you wear the brace? Sometimes I feel that it is not tight enough, but i was told that it shouldnt be super tight. In bed when i lay down, it easily gets loose, should it be tight enough that even when im lying down it still sticks to me? thanks
     
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    how long did the doc say it will take to heal?
     
  13. Hobo

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    As said before it sounds like the correct course of action for you is to go to a different orthopedic and have it re-broken. I'm fairly sure you will need to be put to sleep, but i doubt it would be an over night stay, not sure if they would need to make any incisions or not.

    You can get around the insurance problem possibly by going to a family practice doc and getting a referral to a specialist.
     
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    Broke mine last year. I didn't do anything while I was healing but I easily could have done some light cardio after a couple of weeks. Still have a big nub that sticks out and hurts when I do front squats.
     
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