Patient Profile

Frank

Profession: Law and Public Safety
Hobbies: Martial Arts
Doctor: Dr Warme Dr Whitney PA Caso

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

Leftside Sternoclavicular separation and rightside distal clavicle fracture

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Pleasant nature of medical staff, understanding my desire to avoid surgery

What can you do now that you could not do before surgery? Have you been able to return to your hobbies or sports at the same level as pre-injury or at an even higher level?

Medical staff noticed I was a candidate to forgo surgery

What advice would you like to share with a patient with a condition such as yours who is considering surgery?

Consider your physiological ability to adapt and avoid surgery

Please share any additional comments!

Dr Whitney considered the physical development of my upper thorax and advised me to give my body time to heal itself of my sternoclavicular separation, then when I broke the distal tip of my clavicle on the other side, he encouraged me to do the same. Dr Warme and PA Caso concurred with his advice. Their advice was accurate and I recently returned to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competition.