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Posted by on Sep 15, 2008 in mountain biking | 6 comments

Broken clavicles

For anyone interested here is my dislocated right clavicle (top – it sticks up; compare it to the left at the shoulder end and you’ll see) and broken right clavicle. From mountain biking in Spain.

Sorry posts have been less frequent – beginning of term is coming up. I shall respond to Rev Sam on the Jesus issue shortly. Book club posts will still appear on Saturdays.


  1. Stephen! My goodness, man – as a fellow clavicle-snapper (both, actually), I find myself in awe that you were able to function at all with the severity of the fracture you’ve got there! Of course, it’s been almost 25 years since I broke mine, but do they still have you in the shoulder harness contraption? [[looks again at the X-ray and shudders uncontrollably!]]

  2. I would have commented earlier, but all I can think of to say is, “Ouch!” and “Get well soon!”

  3. No shoulder harness – they gave me a sling. The dislocation is considered the more serious injury, funnily enough, though it does not look as dramatic. But should be ok, I am told. Here’s an odd thing – the shoulder that hit the floor was my right shoulder. But it was the left clavicle that snapped.

  4. I hope they used copious amounts of anesthesia when sorting the bits and pieces back to their intended articulation.I experienced a car crash a couple of years ago. My only injury was from burns on the wrists (from the inflation of the collision bag), and a broken finger(Outer index phalange). However, as it had an awkward angle for guitar-playing, I asked the doctor to adjust it before fixing the fracture. Not a wise request without anesthesia, I can tell. :-)Hope you’re getting better soon, enableing you to catch up with the risky hobbies :-)Casssanders

  5. Man.. that must have hurt!You have me get well wishes. I admire how active you are in hiking and biking. A healthy mind on top of a healthy body 😉

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