Friday, August 26, 2011

Type 3 separated shoulder from mountain bike crash

Here's how it looks about one hour after impact.  Collarbone snapped away from the shoulder blade.

Three (3) tendons anchor the collarbone.  Three snapped for master man.  Type 3 separated shoulder. Didn't someone famous state that good things come in threes? Not for this broken competitor.

Saw orthopedic doctor today.  Options are 1) do nothing and go for natural heal with floating collarbone; 2) arthroscopic surgery to plant a pin and reset collarbone or 3) major reconstruction on the tendons.

Either of the fix options will require an immobility brace for at least 4 weeks.  Options are good, but can be complicated.  Time to think it through.

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