A 21-year-old male asked:
Clavicle fracture,2week figure-8,now separated and moved,1 doc indicated surgery but another not.confused,please advise, tinyurl.com/orkq7q8?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ryananswered
17 years experience
Trending: if your pain and range of motion are improving then those are good signs, if not then return for re-evaluation. hope you heal well.
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Dr. Gregory Gilbertanswered
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Orthopedic MD: See an orthopedic MD. I'd do whatever they suggest. Most of the time they do NOT operate on a clavicle fracture. We've also stopped using figure 8 splints. If your break is really bad, the figure 8 will get you a better result if you choose nonoperative approach, but tends to be more pain with this type of splint. Hope that helps.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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