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A 16-year-old male asked:
i fractured my clavicle 2 days ago and im wonderring if after the 5-6 weeks, will there be scaring if any type/ bump? and will i be at full strength?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Unlikely: It is hard to know without seeing the x-ray, but in general clavicle fractures heel well because if the forces places on them by the muscle attachment. Bones do "scar" and sometimes there is a slight bump at the fracture site. One side might look slightly different than the other, but it should be barely noticeable and certainly not disfiguring.
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Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
There will be a bump: 5-6 weeks will take you to some degree of healing but nowhere near fully healed
full strength is around 5-6 months
all fractures like this heal with what we call callus which means a new mass of bone around the fracture ends/ at 16 years old you should heal well but taking about 1000iu of vit d per every 25 lbs of body wt will still be a good idea
discuss this with your treating doctor.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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