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how to heal a broken collarbone fast

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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In general, yes: And all the better if the broken ends are in close proximity. Rarely is surgery done for this fracture.
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Dr. Alireza Raboubi
14 years experience Family Medicine
YES: depends whether the fracture is displaced or not. non-dosplaced fractures heal even without sling- however you may get disfigurement. orthopedic refe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are several types of clavicle (aka collarbone) surgeries. Some common procedures consists of clavicle fractures, ac joints repairs, distal clavi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: should not matter
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
B sure U R Cing Orth: The more surface area involved will hasten healing, and many r rx'd with a sling especially if in many fragments, and r hard 2 fix. If the ac and sc j ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Bone heals by forming a ring of new bone around the fracture - hence the bump you find on clavicle fractures. Once healed it absorbs and usually goes ... Read More
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Dr. J. Devon Lowdon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Up to a year: A "bone bruise", or subperiosteal hematoma, can cause significant discomfort for a few months then be tender to touch somewaht for a year or more.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
34 years experience Sports Medicine
Fixation/protection: Typically clavicle fractures that require surgery are fixed rigidly with and platr and screws. This allows for better correction of displacement and e ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
4-6 weeks: Depending on the extent of the fracture, your activities and the treatment your received, it will take 4-6 weeks for the fracture to be considered hea ... Read More
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor.: You should see your doctor for an examination and possible X-ray. It would be important to evaluate your lungs for any sign of pneumonia or bronchitis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Collar bone: By now you probably have enough callus formation so you shouldn't have any trouble driving
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