Today was the final consult with my orthopedic surgeon about my broken collarbone. He seemed happy with the healing, and our conversation was about whether to leave in the hardware or not. He had told me on a prior visit that most people take it out, but this time he said that with the new lower profile plate, it might not be necessary. Since it doesn’t bother me, I’ve elected to leave it in. Apparently, in Banff that would make me a member of “Club Titanium”, or so says my brother who picked up quite a bit more Ti than me this summer.
The surgeon did ask if I ski, because the plate would make a second break worse. I said that I bike a lot, and he didn’t seem concerned. There you have it: cycling is safer than skiing.