Thursday, August 18, 2011

Separated shoulder: A pic tells the story

Here's the graphic mayoclinic.com provides when you Google a separated shoulder.

The collarbone "break" is actually at the ligament connector point.  Guess that's good news based on what could have happened.

When I took the impact, the collarbone was raised about an inch off the shoulder blade.  That could have been a must-do surgery clue, but what's interesting is that over the first night, the collarbone settled back into place.

All that remained was swelling and pain.

I won't see the ortho doc for another week, but I seem to be experiencing reduced pain each day and a slow increase in range of motion.

Maybe I can heal and be free to hit the trails again soon.

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