alchohol will negate the pain from a cracked rib at day #6. however, a broken clavical still requires narcotics...or when drinking, a fairly high tolerance for pain if one is prone to ineffecient motion.
The ribs...depending on where the break is, will bother you months after the other stuff heals. Depends on how much soft tissue damage around the ribs..the cartlidge around the ribs takes forever to heal.
Fingers are normally a lot longer than this. Not sure why my wedding ring is on the wrong finger.
Note the little piece of metal imbedded in the side of my hand...I can still stick a magnet too it. Not sure when that got in there.
Damn...that's a big seperation there..and a nice chunk floating around by itself. The problems I see people have down the line with a break like that is the rough ends of the bone not lining up and leaving an annoying and unsightly lump in the skin. I mean like 1/2" off or something isn't bad...but those babies don't even look close.
The freaking things are right under the skin...have him open you up and pin those suckers. Maybe the next pictures will be better as the muscles loosen up and let the bone move back or something. But damn...you could duck tape that inside bone in place from the outside of your skin better than it is now.
You're lucky that baby didn't come blasting through your skin spraying gooey blood and shit all over the place.
Seriously...good for you dude. I've seen way to many people leaving with bullshit for the rest of their lives because of a simple collar bone break. The surgery will be cake...and go easy for a while after surgery if possible...you don't want any of the screws backing out or they will have to go in early and mess with them again.
With the plate you'll be good as new...probably better. If you've never been under General Anasthesia (sp) before....you'll find coming out of that to be a bit interesting. I've done it about five times now....sometimes you throw up....sometimes you wake up laughing...sometimes crying for no reason. When they tell you not to eat anything for a while....listen to them.
Sounds like you have some decent health care insurance.