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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is done for a collar bone fracture?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Most of them will : Heal.Historically, clavicle fractures have been considered best treated nonoperatively, with good outcomes. Management typically included the use of either a shoulder sling or a figure-of-eight brace. The vast majority of these fractures healed, with variable amounts of cosmetic deformity.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

When can I join gym after collar bone fracture?

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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Clavicle fracture: Your break should be well healed by now. I would encourage you to strengthen the muscles about the shoulder blade and rotator cuff to help you fully recover.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Collar bone fracture at birth. How did it heal?

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Dr. Kirt Kimball
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49 years experience
Fast: New borns heal this type of fx very rapidly. Within 7-10 days should no longer be painful. Complete healing will take a few weeks but once it stops hurting no further attention is necessary.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if your baby has a collar bone fracture?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
They favor that side: Babies are small and broken bones are hard to detect. A baby will avoid moving that arm and will fuss if you touch that area or lay then at that side. Fortunately these injuries heal quickly and usually without permanent problems. If you suspect that your baby or child has an injury, they should be properly evaluated by a trained health care provider. This evaluation may include an x-ray.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What precaution should I take when I have a collar bone fracture?

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Sling: Follow your orthopedists advice. Usually these fractures are treated in a sling. They need monitoring with x-rays to ensure proper healing.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Will a collar bone fracture ever heal on its own?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: The clavicle (collar bone) will usually heal quite readily unless some soft tissue got caught inbetween the ends of the bone at the time of the injury. If a fracture is still sore after 3 months, it may mean that it has not united like it should. Ask your doctor about a bone growth stimulator or surgery.
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