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How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
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
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
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
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
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
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Youmans
Interventional Radiology 28 years experience
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. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Prob not: Probably not but after a week the clavicle should be healed and your baby can sleep then on either side..
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