Mr Noorani performs surgery to fix Laura’s collar bone, enabling her to return to her horse riding career within 6 months.

A nasty fall from a horse left Laura with a broken clavicle. As a professional horse rider, she needed to get back to fitness to do her job as soon as possible.

Pre-surgery xray - surgery for left clavicle fracture
Post-surgery xray - surgery for left clavicle fracture

Laura’s injury background

Laura is a 30 year old female who rides horses for a living. She fell from her horse and had a clavicle (collar bone) fracture. She came to Mr Ali Noorani as an expert in this area. He performed her surgery and fixed her clavicle with an anatomical titanium plate.

She has done so well so quickly because the fracture was fixed by reducing it perfectly back together and then fixed it with stable fixation. The break is exactly lined perfectly and it feels that the clavicle is completely back to normal.

Laura is full of praise for Mr Ali Noorani and shares her experience:

“I fractured my collar bone at work when I was leading a horse into the stable. Before the surgery I was very worried that I would not be able to continue my job and ride a horse again and would have pain and loss of movement in the long term. The surgery went really well. Mr Ali Noorani put a small plate in and the scar is very small and hardly noticeable. I had pain for two days after the surgery and have been fine ever since. I started my physiotherapy two weeks after the surgery. After three weeks I felt fully recovered and was riding my exercise bike and driving. I was doing normal every day movements with full range of movements. Six weeks after the surgery, I rode the mechanical horse. It feels great to be back on a horse again. I feel strong with no pain.”

Mr Ali Noorani’s take home lesson on clavicle fractures

“Clavicle fractures are very common in some professions and recreational sports like rugby, horse riding and cycling. Clavicle fracture need fixing. There is a criteria that helps to decide who needs fixing and who does not. The simplest one is how much the fracture is displaced and how unstable it is. But we also take the personality and the need of the patient into account when making a decision.”

Mr Ali Noorani:

September 2021