"Clavicle break due to a motor bike accident"

About: Logan Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Pindara Private Hospital / Emergency Centre

(as the patient),

I was forced off the road during a recreational ride in the Beechmont area in the Gold Coast hinterland. I awoke to the ministrations of an Ambulance Officer, was able to walk to the ambulance, and was transported to the Pindara Private Hospital. The quality of care I received was professional and thorough (as one would expect from a private hospital). I spent the next three months off work in a painful recovery/rehabilitation. The majority of my post accident care was administered in the public health system at Logan Hospital, referred there by my GP who believed the fracture clinic was the best place to attend for expert care and advice. Although the waits were sometimes long, I found the care I received to be excellent, although it seemed somewhat cautious on the issue of plating the fracture due to the "risks" of surgery in that area of the body. More than a year after the accident, I'm largely functional again but the fracture has not healed and is still flexible. (I notice that Molly Meldrum was able to have his clavicle fracture repaired, thus leading to a much quicker healing process.)

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