It was good to finally meet mtnbikej at Rwanda, and we chatted about a shoulder injury that we both had and is somewhat common among bikers. Back on str after I had my injury, I PM’d Jason with 20 questions on what to expect with the surgery and the PT recovery. He was a wealth of info, so even though the whole process was new to me, I had an idea of what to expect and am still thankful for him sharing. I started thinking (and yes it hurt) about a thread that could help others who get similar injuries, whether it be knee, back, shoulder whatever all in one location? With that said I’ll start it off. Back in 2012 crashed and broke the humeral head in several places. The ortho called me 2 days later and scheduled an appointment for the next day, which was great as I didn’t have to call him. Doc decided to wait a week to make sure I didn’t have an infection as I had dirt rash all over. He also explained that he was going to install a plate and screws to hold it all together and the plate is staying in. normal not mine, but I wish the break Had the surgery and all went as planned. 4 weeks after the surgery light PT starts. According to the physical therapist you only get 3 months (post surgery) to get your range of motion back, so what you got it at that point is what you’ll have for life. He also told me that I would only get about 85-90% motion due to the severity of my injury. Efff him, I need more than 90% of my right arm back! I took PT seriously and did all of the exercises and then some. I even paid out of pocket to a masseuse to break up the excess scar tissue. Some of what the PT does to you hurts as much as the break itself, but is necessary to get those ligaments to release. 3 months later 98% of motion back. hardware installed I thought all was done and got back on the bike about 5 months later starting with a road ride, then fully, and working my way back to riding normal trails. A little after that, I noticed some pain when I raised my arms out to the side and up (similar motion to a jumping jack). It turns out that I had an impingement due to the extra thickness of the plate was hitting the acromion. I thought I was just being a wuss and just dealt with it. I had a final exam with the ortho and voiced my concern and when he saw a hump near the collar bone when I lifted my arm, he knew something was effed up and we decided to remove the hardware. I had to have pretty much the same surgery to remove the plate, but the recovery time and PT was only a couple months. Oh and the removal of the foreign object got me to 100% range of motion, but have creaking and will undoubtedly have arthritis in the area. hardware removed and if you look close you can see the screw holes. What do you got?