I have a snapped collar bone, and snapped shoulder blade. Shoulder blade is from one side to the other in two. Collar bone in two also, but seems to be holding itself in position. I was a bit worried hospital hadn't given me enough info, and feedback, as they just gave me a sling and sent me on my way with no handy advice or anything. I was a bit worried as I'm guessing it's sorta serious, and I can't move my arm hardly, so I went and saw a specialist. They said due to the fact both are snapped, my shoulder is not really held in place by anything, and I should get collar bone plated. This operation is booked for thursday. If I hit my collar bone with plate in, it'll snap easier either side of plate. I can get plate removed in a year, but collar bone will be weak until screw holes fill. I really felt the surgeon was drumming up business, and have been advised by a mate to avoid collar bone surgery as his nerves were damaged from it. I already have dodgy nerves on this side from 4 broken arms. Surgery will also cost $1000, and nearly as much to remove plate, not that this is much of a concern. Anyone got any advice for me. Remember, my shoulder seems to be in position, but I'll check in mirror, and feel my collar bone tonight before shower. I'll upload X ray pics if I can figure out how to on my Mac from the disk.