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Broken clavicle - how long until you were back on the slopes?
I broke my clavicle 3 weeks ago. It was a 'good' break - I was armoured up and didn't damage anything except the bone itself. Muscles around are all good.
Now that Whistler is set to open I'm feeling the urge to go skiing bigtime.
What I want to know is when you broke your clavicle, how long was it before you went skiing? How long did you wait for the bone to fuse before you were ok with the risk of re-breaking? Did anyone here actually re-break the bone because you skied too early?
Thanks for any stories, info, tips...
as with any broken bone it takes 6-8 weeks. when i broke my collar bone it felt pretty good after 6 weeks and i think i started using it again after 7. and after 8 weeks i felt back to 100%
I broke my shoulder (humerous) at the end of january and was out the rest of season.
^I did that too in the summertime dirt jumping on my bike, I fractured it right in the joint but was stupidly back on a bike 4 weeks later, since then it has been 3 months and I'm good to go for the most part
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last year i fractured my collarbone and was back to normal in a month and a half, except the season was over by then, but i was playing basketball and stuff so i was fine
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the cool thing on how the colar bone heals is that the two bones 'lunge' for eachother and build new bone and then they fuse and make a large lump and then it faids away and that part is stronger than before
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my buddy was on skis 14 days after surgery on his clavicle, he had a metal plate in that tied the clavicle and collar bone together b/c it could not reach anymore. He had surgery 6 days after he broke it and skied on the 15th day after surgery.
I was healed and ready to go like 3-4 weeks after I broke it.
that is quite jibtastic, sir.
'skiboards look horrible on rails, they do however looking amazing over 15 foot tables.'
-mommy on snowlerbladlerering
^^ what did he do to get the surgery? What did he say to the docs? As someone posted above, the ends will reach for each other, so you rarely need surgery. It's like some sort of gift they give out to whoever they deem worthy...
Thanks for the stories, etc. They're forcing me to heal naturally so I'm hoping to be at 100% by 6 weeks. Tomorrow is 3 weeks and I haven't had a sling on for 2 of those weeks and I've been moving my arm for like both of those weeks. I've got 100% mobility now with some pain at the top. Haven't been lifting any weight so I will have to see later what that's like...
Alright listen up and listen up good.
I have broken both my clavicals, right and left. Both when i was mt biking and about a year apart of eachother. Both were the same type of break, i broke both in 2 places and had a separate piece floating around and stuck in my deltoid muscle. the first one i had surgery and put a plate along with 6 screws in (pics are in my profile). then this last august i broke my left clavical, same thing happend, but this time i opted out of sergery and had them put me under and just set it. got this lump there now. so now i got a scar on one collar bone and a lump on the other. anyways. it will take atleast 8 weeks before you can a full blow to your shoulder and survive it. Sure you can go skiing a week after you break it but if anything happens it will re break and you will have to start all over agian, it just wouldnt be fun. If you are really itching to get out, maybe 4 weeks and you can go down a green run slowly and make sure nothign hits it. Yeah you will beable to ski but if you fall or hit it then you have to start all over from the first day your break it because once you rebreak the bone it has to start all over. your gonna want to wait 6-8 weeks until you can accually ski, and i wouldnt risk doing anything major for atleast 2 months because if you happen to have a big crash then that could fuck it up agian.
Normally surgery isnt suggested, just listen to your doctor. O yeah and dont hesitate to get a second opinion because the first doctor i went to didnt do anything, then i went to another one and they put me under, set it and kept me overnight for operservation to make sure i didnt puncture my lung.
If you cant stand being away from the snow for 6 weeks then come up with other ways of being there without skiing, like using a camera. thats what i did.
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