clavicle surgery - typical post-op recovery procedures

adult male, injured in cycling accident, fell directly on pavement, one year ago. resulted in severe displacement in fracture of clavicle. middle of clavicle, like a z shape in x-rays. after 9 months of follow ups with a bone specialist/surgeon, it was concluded that there was non-union in the fracture area that would most likely not heal on its own since we had hit the 9 month mark. i received the surgery to reconstruct, so far so good and am 5 weeks post-op, still wearing the sling and really not doing anything.

my question is, what are patients who are in good shape, typically able to post-op at 1) 6 weeks, 2) 2 months, 3) 3 months, and 4) 4 months. i'm really just trying to prepare my self mentally as i'm quite active (mountain biking, road biking, body building, snow boarding) and tend to push myself quite hard. therefore, trying to set my limits at the same time i set my goals, but also trying to figure out how much i can start doing around the house and in the office. i'm asking the question basically because my next follow up appointment is not for another 2 weeks and am looking for a bit of guidance at this point.


Posted By reid on May 23, 2003 at 19:53:59:


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