Hey Buzztail, we're in parallel universes. I had my appointment today and also opted for the surgery -- nice titanium plate to tie the three bits together, with the mechanical work scheduled for next Monday. My decision was based on the odds he gave -- a 40% chance that it would have failed to heal at the 3 month point. :eek1That's a lot of extra down time -- not to mention complications -- if I need surgery then. No way I'm going to take nearly 50% chance that would keep me in orthopedic jail for half a year if that jagged mess didn't heal right.