Re: Dislocated my clavicle/sternum - 16 years old - any advice ?
I have that same lump and was told the same thing. No treatment. So I delved deeper into the issue and found out that #1...they don't stay in place and #2...the chances of damage to the structures underneath is the real problem. You have the lungs, the trachea, the large blood vessels(carotid and jugular), the thyroid....too many major things that if injured during surgery could kill you. A dislocated collar bone will never kill you, just look weird.
I used to cover it up and since it happened just before a wedding in the family, I was distraught to see my necklaces not hang right. But with some adjusting to make them longer, they were just fine.
Sorry to say but it's one of those things that they just don't fix. But the only person to even notice it was the shoulder surgeon I saw...walked in and asked how I dislocated it and then discovered when I did it I also tore my rotator cuff in the same shoulder(that did need surgery). No one....and I mean NO ONE has even noticed it...not even my primary doc until I pointed it out. We see it because we know it's there but no one noticed it. If you were a super model, then it may be a problem but otherwise, just forget it's there and so will everyone else.