U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 39-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 37-year-old member asked:
Could surgery hurt around the collar bone?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
How long heal after collarbone surgery?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Feb 2, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.