about 2.5 weeks ago I broke my clavicle in an mtb otb incident. no experience of this, vicarious or personal, so didn't know what to expect. I was told it was fractured in 2 places but it would heal fine on it's own, with a lump in the bone where the break was. I took this to mean a hairline fracture and not a break.
today I had my first assessment since thw accident and saw the xray(from the day of the accident) for the first time. the bone is in twain! the ends overlap by about an inch! (apparently a 'displaced fracture'.) the doctor said he was 'very happy' with it. "an operation [to plate or pin it] would be useful in the case of a triathlete or someone who needs to regain full strength"!
I don't want to have a weak, short shoulder for the rest of my life and risk back problems through asymmetry, and I am more than a little upset that this displacement was not mentioned at the time and I was allowed to belive it was simply swelling.
I am told the window of opportunity for this operation is four weeks from the date of the accident. I am scheduled for the 'elective surgery' (rather than 'trauma surgery') next tuesday. that will be 3.5 weeks. I am worried because the nurse who rang me with the appointment repeatedly stressed 'provided that the pre-op team don't find a medical reason for you not to have the operation'.
also, the doc didn't seem to want me to have it. and he had three nurses in his tiny consultation room during my meeting with him (is that normal?).
I really hope I'm being paranoid and they're not going to try and find some reason not to operate...
please tell me I'm being irrational.