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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have a completely fractured clavicle should i get surgery?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
If completely fract-: Ured clavicle means displaced fx, then most of the trauma surgeons would recommend having it fixed, to coapt the fragments, aiding in quicker healing of the fx, and making it possible for having more of a normal shoulder function, after it has healed. Some surgeons do not recommend surgery at all in over 90% of such fractures. If its an open fx, then surgery is recommended definitely.
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
See orthopedist: See an orthopedist for options. Surgery is advised if the fracture meets certain criteria.
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: In past never recommended surgery for clavicle fractures. With time there are certain subtypes of displaced clavicle fractures that do better with surgery. You trade a bump on the bone where the clavicle heals for a scar where the surgery was in some cases. See an orthopedic surgeon and go over your options and see which type you have and the prognosis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the surgery like for a fractured clavicle?

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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Out patient: It is usually fairly quick and out patient. You should notice much less pain almost immediately if you have a plate put on it! good luck!
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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