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    A 5-inch stainless steel plate with 12 screws

    Armstrong recovering after surgery
    By Agence France Presse
    Posted Mar. 25, 2009
    Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong was recovering Wednesday after surgery to repair his right collarbone, which was broken into four pieces in a crash on Monday at the Vuelta a Castilla y León.

    In an article posted on the Astana team website, doctor Doug Elenz, the orthopedic surgeon who performed the procedure in Austin, Texas, said it wasn't yet clear when Armstrong would be able to return to racing.

    "Normally we see eight to 12 weeks for something like this to heal completely," Elenz said, but added that Armstrong could be back in action before that, depending on his progress.

    Elenz and his team repaired the injury with a 5-inch stainless steel plate with 12 screws.


    I'm curious to know how much time a 5-inch stainless steel plate with 12 screws can add to a rider's final time in the GC.

    I wonder if he asked for carbon parts...

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    i just read a an article about lance having his collorbones shortend while having surgry to make him more aerodynamic
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehabanero View Post
    i just read a an article about lance having his collorbones shortend while having surgry to make him more aerodynamic

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    Just a student norsehabanero's Avatar
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    it was just posted on cycling news http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...r01newsspecial
    http://www.thebicyclingguitarist.net.../bios/bike.gif about to start winter quarter , enjoying school so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehabanero View Post
    Well NOW, I have seen it all.

    Thanks for sharing that, by the way.

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    Check the date
    This is the Road Cycling forum. Let's keep it that way, OK?

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    I believe the screws and plate are just temporary. FWIW

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    I've heard they offered him a carbon-fiber plate and screws, but his answer was "Steel is real."

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    surprised they didnt give him titanium

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