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Hey. I got into the club of the collarbone breaks

Mine was a distal fractural at the end of the clavicle (lateral). Well, i got no more option but surgery if I want a right alignment back and full movility. But there is one thing that is bothering me with the plate: when I touch it seems to have a little splinter (I know its not a splinter) or a sharp point (like the end of a key) and I can feel it and its not nice. I suppose its the shape of the plate that wasn't alienated correctly...

Just 3 weeks with it and I cant not see the doctor 1 week ... so anyone that have/had plates ... hace you experienced something similar? Is that normal?
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I dont have the experience with the injury but I have a ton of experience rehabbing them... Could be a plate but they are not usually pointy cornered. Could be a screw but not likely to back out that soon. Lots of "could be's" Also when they close those they will run an internal suture that will dissolve on its own over time. Sometimes they are stubborn and will form a bump in the incision/scar like you have pictured. In the end though plates and screws can be removed from good calloused healing bone. But you'll have to deal with it for a while until it heals solid.


Keep in mind when I say "not likely" and "could be" that means it actually may happen but not too often...
 

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I dont have the experience with the injury but I have a ton of experience rehabbing them... Could be a plate but they are not usually pointy cornered. Could be a screw but not likely to back out that soon. Lots of "could be's" Also when they close those they will run an internal suture that will dissolve on its own over time. Sometimes they are stubborn and will form a bump in the incision/scar like you have pictured. In the end though plates and screws can be removed from good calloused healing bone. But you'll have to deal with it for a while until it heals solid.


Keep in mind when I say "not likely" and "could be" that means it actually may happen but not too often...
I still have my plate and 7 screws. No issues, but it felt weird for quite awhile. I think it was the internal suture, and my bump was smaller, but it looked just like that. It's gone now (11 yrs.).
A friend of mine also had a plate and screws and it almost worked its way out, such that she had it removed.

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thats great yours stayed put and no grief to make them pull out the hardware.
yeah they can make their way out. Ive seen X-rays of plates and rods actually shift on long leg and arm bones then you can actually feel the top of it through the skin. So weird feeling and not comfortable for the patient. Fix its are good but not perfect.
 

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Nice slash

I dont have the experience with the injury but I have a ton of experience rehabbing them... Could be a plate but they are not usually pointy cornered. Could be a screw but not likely to back out that soon. Lots of "could be's" Also when they close those they will run an internal suture that will dissolve on its own over time. Sometimes they are stubborn and will form a bump in the incision/scar like you have pictured. In the end though plates and screws can be removed from good calloused healing bone. But you'll have to deal with it for a while until it heals solid.


Keep in mind when I say "not likely" and "could be" that means it actually may happen but not too often...
I have to handle with it until plate remove, not so bad... I'm getting use to it.

Is normal to have pain in the trapezius and part of the back neck after surgery?
I have athopy in trapezius and shoulder... more than one month I dont move them.

Just two days ago I star to do some exercices that doctor told me but my trapezius is totally flat and I cant not rise my hand because the shoulder feel weird...
 

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I have to handle with it until plate remove, not so bad... I'm getting use to it.

Is normal to have pain in the trapezius and part of the back neck after surgery?
I have athopy in trapezius and shoulder... more than one month I dont move them.

Just two days ago I star to do some exercices that doctor told me but my trapezius is totally flat and I cant not rise my hand because the shoulder feel weird...

upper traps are not your friend with shoulder and neck therapy. If possible seek out a physical therapist in your area. You should be strengthening your parascapular and scapular stabilizers as well as the rotator cuff and cervical spine stretches. Yes you will have pain if you dont start mobility, flexibility and strengthening exercises. get moving NOW.
 

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First ride on the new bike and I crashed off a little jump. I could tell something wasn鈥檛 right. Got x rays and it looks like my collarbone is broken in two places near the shoulder. It鈥檚 in a sling but because I did it on a Friday I have to wait til Monday to see ortho. Hopefully the delay won鈥檛 cause a problem. I鈥檓 hoping to get surgery so I can get back to full activities soon.
Not sure I鈥檓 going to hit any jumps again. Sucks to miss work, riding time. I鈥檓 47 so maybe it鈥檚 time to back off a bit鈥 ha ha
 

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That bump is probably the head of a screw. There's so little fat between the skin and the bone (unless you're really fat) that it's easy to feel the hardware. I had the same problem and got my plate/screws removed a year later.
 

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I'm late to this but i destroyed my collarbone several years ago. Had a similar looking spot on my incision and it actually opened up. The titanium plate was sticking out. Looked like a skinny terminator. I had to go back under so they could clean it out, to be safe and stitch it up again.
 
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