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Hey everyone, Friday I dislocated and broke my shoulder. On the second try the ER doctor got it set back in. Saturday morning I was sent to a different hospital for surgery (pins to hold broken piece of bone in place) doctor said everything went back into place when it was set and that I got lucky. Six weeks in the sling with no movement. I go back this Thursday fir more x-rays to make sure its still good.

Now the real question, I have a trip booked out to Whistler/Blackolm in seven weeks, free flight and stay on the mountain for seven days. planned on snowboarding and snowmobiling. Kind of the trip of a lifetime. Should I ask to get the surgery still? will this make it heal faster? will it be better in the long run? do you think i will be ok in seven weeks? anything I can do to help the healing process? I don't want to push it to soon but I would hate to pass up this opportunity. Any advice is much appreciated. Sorry no x rays or more info on break I could not understand ER doc and specialist saw me for about two seconds I should have more info thurs.

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Based on what you have said and not having examined you or seen the X-rays, its pretty unlikely with or without surgery you will be able to enjoy anything but the hot choclate by the fire in Whistler. If the fracture you sustained was of the greater tuberosity (the most common one associated with a shoulder dislocation) and the bone is in its normal position, then surgical treatment is not necessary.

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I did about the same thing 3.5 years ago. I fell off the dirt bike with my arm extended out behind me so when I landed, it popped out to the front and shattered the edge of the socket. The pieces were too small to hold the shape and further dislocations would be likely if I didn't get it fixed. So I got it fixed and they used a piece of my hip bone to replace the tiny pieces.

This happened in April and it took me all summer to rehab the shoulder myself and I saw the Ortho for the last time that December. Not really any problems with pain, it just took most of the summer to gain overhead range of motion back. I spent a lot of time grabbing something like a pull-up bar and leaning into it to stretch my shoulder back and more overhead.

It's not so telling you when you'll be ready to do something, it will be more your body/shoulder giving you an idea on when it will feel good enough to start doing things again.

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