Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just me...and my injury

So, I have a sternoclavicular joint injury. The sternoclavicular joint connects the clavicle with the sternum.

Interesting. Learn something new everyday, huh?

Needless to say, I am thankful that I did NOT fracture the bone, but I have instead torn the joint capsule, hence the hematoma on my clavicle.

Here is some additional fun stuff:

"The sternoclavicular joint is a synovial joint; its joint capsule is subdivided by a fibrous articular disc; it is strengthened by the sternoclavicular, interclavicular and costoclavicular ligaments; the sternoclavicular joint has the range of movement, but not the form, of a ball and socket joint."

Well, there you have it. Injury to this is apparently rare, particularly without blunt force. Here is what dear doc said, “This joint is rarely injured, but it can be problematic when an injury is sustained.” Super great.

I suppose my injury is just about as rare as me living with two competing (and completely opposite) autoimmune thyroid disorders. But, you know. All the more to prepare me for nursing school. Everything happens for a reason; even my silly (yet painful) joint injury!

4 comments:

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh Michelle, I swear I just want to come over there and give you a big hug. I'm sorry you are hurt, that sounds absolutely awful.

Michelle said...

Sending you get well wishes! Hope the kiddos are doing well after their surgery too. Hugs

Rachel said...

So sorry to hear this. I am praying for you to have a quick recovery. Do they have to do anything for this or does it just heal on it's own?

rachel

All 4 My Gals said...

I hope both you and Wee E heal quickly. Many prayers and much love!