Few weeks back I fell on my shoulder and dislocated my collarbone. I was not aware that there existed such a thing. I was running and fell over a guy who was sliding on the floor – helping me to fall on the edge of my shoulder and tear some ligaments. Now my collarbone has slightly shifted to the back and up and there is extra space in-between the shoulder bones. I’ll probably keep my shirt on at the beach. (Photos are below)
The orthopaedic doctor did not help me at all, said to rest and recover and gave me a sling. The potential surgery – where they would put some wire in my shoulder to keep it in place, he said that it may not be successful, can be dangerous, is mainly done for beauty reasons, but mostly I would have to almost fully rest for several months - i don't think i can do that.
After several weeks of excruciating pain, I have now almost full range of motion. I am having trouble bending my hand behind my back, the shoulder fatigues quickly and there is still some pain.
But, most importantly I was wandering:
- Did anyone else here dislocate their collarbone (I could find about broken not dislocated, hence the post)?
- How long did it take you to recover?
- Any special exercise you would do/did?
- Do you have any problems with it now?
Any sensible reply is welcome.