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collar bone break sling

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Wear your sling: Most collar bone fractures heal normally with only a sling.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Wait for healing: Nothing much to do but wait for fracture to heal. Usually have follow up appointment with doctor to check on healing of fracture.These fractures usual ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Forward fall: A very common way to fracture the collar bone is to fall forward with your hands out in front bracing for the fall.
Dr. Jake Heiney
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broken clavicle: There are numerous mechanisms to break it. Most are related to an impact directly or to the upper extremity.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Would be extremely unusual to suffer a broken collarbone (clavicle) wiithout an injury and without knowing that you did so. Not impossible but rare. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
45 years experience Family Medicine
It may: It may help to minimize the pain. But you should be evaluated by your physician asap.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: If you feel you are not healing right, you need to see your doctor. The longer you wait, the worse the outcome.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Did it heal: Has it always been painful? Did it heal? Did it just begin to hurt again? Where exactly does it hurt. More info needed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
"healed" = nontender: Once a clavicle fracture is nontender to aggressive palpation and manual manipulation (usually 6-8 weeks), early active motion and "weightbearing" (pu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Guevara
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: This is a very difficult question to answer shortly and with little info. If you are lifting really heavy weights, the stress to the bone could be too ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sling for comfort: A sling is worn for comfort generally for 3-4 weeks max after a standard clavicle fracture. Once a patient is comfortable carrying their own own with ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Bedrest is not indicated for a clavicle fracture. Sling is for comfort.

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