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How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Healing fracture: Exercise by walking and avoid movement in the shoulder area. Live a healthy life style. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Tak ... Read More
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Have a Look!: Here are two links that may be helpful for you! http://www2.Massgeneral.Org/sports/protocols/clavicle_fracture_protocol_after_surgical_repair.Pdf ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Walk,ride: If it is not painful, you might try walking, or riding a reclining cycle at the gym. Nothing too strenuous which would jar the clavicle. You must rest ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Most clavicle fractures are treated without surgery. When they are severely displaced or shortened surgery is indicated.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Clavicle: If non-displaced and in the middle 1/3, non-surgical treatment includes rest in a sling. If displaced or broken in the distal 1/3, then surgical stab ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Prevention: A simple Fractured clavicle is usually treated only with a sling. Pain management is important. Use ice applications for swelling. Encourage safe move ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Clavicle fracture: In most people with healthy bones clavicle fractures heal very well on their own. The best thing you can do to help is to use an immobilizer. The clas ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
It will heal: The orthopedists have a saying about clavicle fractures: as long as the two ends of the bone are in the same room, it'll heal. Joking aside, clavicle ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Clavicular fracture: Failure to decrease motion around a fracture results in poor healing and non union. Suggest efforts to immobilize as much as you can
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Youmans
26 years experience Interventional Radiology
Clavicle fracture: This will depend on how the fracture fragments are positioned with respect to one another, and to the figure-8 sling's success in reducing movement ac ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Do U mean if it is. : ..fixed? Or do U mean if left alone as is? Would need to C the images 2 answer if left as is, & if fixated Ur healing time would not B compromis ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Clavicle fracture : Clavicle fractures often don't heal to return to the original alignment. There is often an abnormal displacement of a part of the fracture permanently ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It should not: inhibit healing bones take up to 6 weeks to mend it may be too movable for clavicle to heal and yes surgery may be needed

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