I'm wondering if anyone has a broken clavicle that never healed / nonunion. What is your experience? I broke my clavicle 5 months ago biking. It was a distal displaced fracture. I was advised by a surgery-prone doctor that surgery wasn't necessary. He thought it would heal - but it has not. With physical therapy, I have good range of motion and strength back. X-ray still looks like day 1 (image below). The 2 criteria for surgery in this case seem to be 1) length is too short, or 2) pain. The length is very close to normal and I don't really have much pain. A second well-known sports shoulder specialist said he loves to do surgery and he'll do it if I want -but he agrees with the 1st Dr; he doesn't think it will make things better. I just started with an electrical stimulator for bone healing (long shot, but possible). The doctor said "you had 1 joint there, and now you have 2 - no big deal" and that I can do any activity. I have a gut feeling that it isn't that stable. I'd love to hear from someone who has gotten the same advice. Is everything working out fine with the clavicle in 2 pieces?? Thanks!