Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
I hope someone will jump in with useful data for your specific situation -- I am not there now, but I suppose I potentially could be. I did a double fracture of the left clavicle in 1976, and the only treatment was to wear a butterfly strap for 2-1/2 weeks. The very palpable twin calluses, right under the shoulder belt when I drive, have occasionally bothered me on long road trips, and my left shoulder is a bit down and forward, compared to my right.
My biggest concern with a surgical hardware repair would be whether it would cause permanent discomfort, sort of a more severe and actually significant version of my minor complaints.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069