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How much does a collarbone re alignment surgery, with inserting a metal plate hurt?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Expect pain x2 wks: Assuming it is being done for a nonunion or malunion of a clavicular fracture, the severe pain lasts for 3-10 days and is usually controllled with pain pills . It is done as an outpatient
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How much will it hurt to have re-alignment surgery?

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Dr. Sheron Marshall
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Usually mild pain: Discomfort from strabismus surgery is typically mild can can be relieved with otc tylenol (acetaminophen). Your surgeon will provide specific recommendations for postop medications.
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