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If clavicle fracture not healed after 2 week in figure8 and got worse is there any chance of healing without surgery ? tinyurl.com/orkq7q8

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Dr. David Youmans
Interventional Radiology 28 years experience
Clavicle fracture: This will depend on how the fracture fragments are positioned with respect to one another, and to the figure-8 sling's success in reducing movement across the fracture. An xray will help your treating physician determine whether the fracture is likely to heal on its own.
Dr. Steven Morgan
31 years experience
Clavicle Healing: In general over 90 percent of all fractures of the clavicle heal with non operative treatment. There a few fracture patterns that have a lower chance of healing but that does not mean it will not heal without surgery. The average healing time for a clavicle fracture is some time between 6 to 12 weeks. No reason to be concerned about healing at 2 weeks.
Last updated Dec 3, 2018


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