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what does it mean to have a clavicle fracture

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Collar bone fracture: A clavicle (or collar bone) fracture is a common fracture when falling with outstretched hands or from falling directly onto your shoulder. This is a ... Read More

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Trauma: Any trauma to the chest or a fall on an outstretched arm can lead to a fracture. If there is any disease that weakens the bone, e.g. Cancer or osteog ... Read More
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Depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures widely varies depending on the location of the fracture, the amount of shortening of the clavicle, involvement of ... Read More
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Fracture: A clavicle fracture is just as it sounds, a fracture of the clavicle (aka collarbone).
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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X-ray &/or deformity: Clavicle fractures often result in an obvious deformity that can be easily seen and felt. On less obvious fractures, an x-ray may be needed to confirm ... Read More
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Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate ... Read More
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Did you have surgery: For a displaced fracture most often you need a surgical repair. Did you have this? Now generally the healing time is 6 weeks. However if the bones ar ... Read More
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Clavicle fractures: The good news is that clavicle fractures typically heal faster in children than adults. Although clavicle fractures can vary in severity, typically 1 ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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Clavicle fracture: Your collar bone is your clavicle....If you break it then it is a clavicle fracture.
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6-12 weeks: Sometimes pain relief come sooner.

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