Can I Eventually Lift Weights After Clavicle Lengthening Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Also, want to double check that, given the clavicle(s) have had adequate time to heal, I should be able to resume heavy weight workouts–I am benching and rowing above 200 lbs multiple times per week, definitely not power lifting, but also potentially putting more strain on the clavicles than is standard. Not sure if these particular exercises would even be the ones I ought to be concerned about, but yeah, wondering if its possible to get some reassurance that this operation shouldn’t limit my ability to workout (again, assuming adequate time is allowed to heal the clavicle(s))


A:Provided adequate time is given for full bone healing, there should be no restrictions for those activities after clavicle lengthening surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana