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Broken clavicle fixed by plate - vein now shows over plate

hi all,

I broke my clavicle bone at the end of June and had an operation a week later (start of July) to insert a plate to have this held together.

I've been to a number of checkups and xrays to ensure everything is healed and all is feeling good now - I've also had the all clear from the doctor.

I've had full use of the arm for a number of months now and have started benching again. However although there is no pain, I've noticed what appears to be a vein or something that clearly appearing over the plate and up my neck so I was wondering what is this? It doesn't appear on the other side so is obviously something to do with the plate that has been installed.

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thanks,
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replied December 4th, 2014
Hello

It could be normal and you may observe it If it enlarges then you should get a repeat x ray and an ultrasound for subclavian vessels patency done in consult with your doctor.

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