A 41-year-old member asked:

A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Correct: A clavicle fracture that an experienced physician has determined will heal without surgery does not require a cast. Sometimes, physicians will recommend that the patient wear a clavicle strap or just a simple sling for a period of time.
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Clavicle fracture: Clavicle fractures are difficult to immobilize. They are not castes. We used to use figure of 8 harness, but results same using simple sling. And sling better tolerated. If displaced and shortened, surgery may be recommended, depending on patient and fracture "personality".
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