I am going in the army in the middle of February and just broke my left clavicle ten days ago. It is completely broken around the middle of the clavicle. I am a 24 yr old male in very good shape, but do smoke. What is the average time frame for an injury like this to heal enough to perform strenuous physical activity (ie Basic Training)?
Also, if anyone knows the benefits of surgery compared to no surgery please let me know. The doctor said the clavicle is slightly displaced but should heal without surgery. I'm just trying to do whatever would make it heal quicker.
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