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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have a fractured clavicle?

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Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Xrays.: If you had significant trauma to the shoulder region and continue to have pain, I would recommend a plain Xray with an orthopaedic consultation.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
X-ray: Pain, swelling, and a deformity all can be seen in a clavicle fracture; it usually takes an X-ray or other radiologic study such as a ct scan to confirm the diagnosis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
It depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures has evolved quite a lot over the last decade. The orphic peaty community used to believe that everyone did well as long as their fracture healed. We now know that is not the case. There are many instances where surgery is needed to realign the fracture fragments. That being said, a number of fractures are still managed in a sling, without surgery.
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