A 36-year-old member asked:
what does it mean when a man has broken collar bone?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Arthur Christiano answered
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Sling for 4-8 wks: Clavicle (collarbone) fractures are one of the most commonly broken bones. The majority are treated non-surgical with a sling, shoulder immob, or figure 8 splint. Clavicle can accept a fair amount of displacement prior to requiring surgery. The healing time is 2-4 months depending on age (younger = faster).
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Gregory Harvey answered
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Collar bone: This bone is called the clavicle. The treatment for the fracture depends on where the bone is fractured and how displaced the fragments are. It can be treated with either a sling or surgery. This needs to be discussed with an orthopedist.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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