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A 16-year-old male asked:

how long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery.
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Clavicle Healing: Clavicle fractures generally heal in 6 to 12 weeks. A teenager at that age will tend to heal very quickly compared to an older adult. Depending on x-ray evidence of healing observed with your surgeon, In my experience you should anticipate gradual return to sport 8 to 12 weeks after surgery in this age group.

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