Does anyone have experience with this injury rather than a dislocation? (All ligaments are torn off of the outer end of the clavicle) My ortho opinion, and medical websites agree that surgery is not needed unless you are a laborer that lifts weight overhead but I'd like to know if there is significant loss of (boarding)performance without the surgery.
I got a grade 3 separation snowboarding, didn't have the surgery, don't have any problems now except if i lift something heavy for an extended period of time, that and the bone sticks straight out of the top of my shoulders, chicks dig it
Same as Tom. Big bone sticking out of my shoulder, but no surgery (sounds worse than it is). I hit weights hard when everything felt better and haven't had too many problems except for not being able to throw a ball as far as I used to.
thx for the quick inputs. Never could throw worth a.... good thing its not my dominant side though. got another off board reply from a guy who had NY Rangers surgeon, that didn't get repair either and is ok with the result.