My clavicle is FULLY HEALED!! I went back for a follow up xray and ortho appointment today and that was the official verdict. It’s been exactly 6 months since the surgery and I’m feeling amazing. In fact, I was feeling pretty invincible within the 4-5 month range..but now I can officially push myself even harder.
The next question to ponder is whether or not remove my ‘9cm low profile, pre contoured, titanium smith + nephew, claviclular plate and 9 screws. hmmm….I asked about this and it seems that it’s not a big deal whether I keep it in or take it out. It’ll depend on factors like how i feel, and whether my body adapts to or rejects it within the 1 year period. One of the main drawbacks of getting it out is the fact that it requires making a second incision to the area, which may result in a bigger numb patch that has a lesser chance of reducing. Plus, I’ll have to go through a third rehab…this time waiting for bone to form in place of the screw holes. That’d mean another 6 weeks or so without working out. However, the good part is that I’ll no longer feel a hunk of metal on my clavicle. We shall see…and if I do get it taken out, I hope to be able to keep the plate and screws so I can frame it along with my xray!