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Broken Collar Bone

dkthunder

New member
I'd snapped my collar bone about 3 years back and had surgery resulting in an additional metal plate to my collar bone.
I've regained majority of my flexibility back since then but wonder whether by pushing heavier weight I could damage it again.
Has anyone faced similar problems with their collar bone injuries?
 

Bazza20

New member
I'd snapped my collar bone about 3 years back and had surgery resulting in an additional metal plate to my collar bone.
I've regained majority of my flexibility back since then but wonder whether by pushing heavier weight I could damage it again.
Has anyone faced similar problems with their collar bone injuries?

See a Physio or sports doc. They will tell you.
 

catspurr

New member
I'd snapped my collar bone about 3 years back and had surgery resulting in an additional metal plate to my collar bone.
I've regained majority of my flexibility back since then but wonder whether by pushing heavier weight I could damage it again.
Has anyone faced similar problems with their collar bone injuries?

I think so because the damage has been done. You can still push heavier weights BUT be very careful now. Your physiotherapist will tell you what movements are limited and what are allowed.
 

Riddles

New member
I'd snapped my collar bone about 3 years back and had surgery resulting in an additional metal plate to my collar bone.
I've regained majority of my flexibility back since then but wonder whether by pushing heavier weight I could damage it again.
Has anyone faced similar problems with their collar bone injuries?

I'm not a doctor so don't take this as any official medical advice...

You should be fine.

The metal plate used will be only to keep the bone pieces in place so they can heal without moving. So it's not so much a matter of you still having hardware in you, but if the bone has healed. 3 years should be ample time for a fracture to heal strong enough to lift heavy things.

Don't see a physio about it unless you are concerned with flexibility as bone fractures are simply not what they deal with. If you want to make sure see a sports doc for advice or your original surgeon will be even better.
 

Grunta

Packing a Huge Member
I went through the same, broke collar bone then ankle, the bone is as good as new in 6 months, the plate(s) there only to keep it in plave while healing. I had mine removed because I didnt like feeling it through the skin, and in winter it got realy cold and could feel it even more.
Just be carefull with the tendoens, as you know they need to be strecthed back out to their original length slowly. So be smart there, but you do not need to worry about damaging the bone, unless you drop the barbell on it.
 

aQuilla

New member
Let me clear it out to you guys that a once broken bone is already prone to fractures repeatedly. As a matter of fact, a healed broken bone could even be much stronger compared to what it was before because of added mineralization during the bone repair process so you don;t have to worry about it being weakened because it isn't the case. However, this would not mean that you would push beyond your limits. The best thing to do is ti lift with awareness of how your body reacts to the weights your lifting.
 
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