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A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

Clavicle fracture: Clavicle fractures are difficult to immobilize. They are not castes. We used to use figure of 8 harness, but results same using simple sling. And sling better tolerated. If displaced and shortened, surgery may be recommended, depending on patient and fracture "personality". ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How are broken collarbone/fractured clavicle injuries treated?

How are broken collarbone/fractured clavicle injuries treated?

Majority are treated: In a sling + pain meds, but some are treated surgically if the bone fragments are widely separated, or if its an open fx (skin is broken over the fx site), or if there is an associated injury to a nerve or a vessel. ...Read more

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How is clavicle fracture typically treated?

Depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures widely varies depending on the location of the fracture, the amount of shortening of the clavicle, involvement of surrounding soft tissues, including the overlying skin. Lots of fractures can be treated with a sling and time, certain fractures have superior outcomes with surgical care. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate and screws or a small rod that would be placed inside the bone after aligning it. ...Read more

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Are there many cases of a non displaced lateral malleolus fracture treated conservatively in cast and non weight bearing, then aircast partial weight bearing, having to result in ORIF ?

Are there many cases of a non displaced lateral malleolus fracture treated conservatively in cast and non weight bearing, then aircast partial weight bearing, having to result in ORIF ?

Occasionally: A lateral malleolus fracture treated this way is frequently considered stable but may border the line between stability and instability. In these instances such a fracture might displace sufficiently to warrant operative fixation of the bone. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for a fractured clavicle?

Out patient: It is usually fairly quick and out patient. You should notice much less pain almost immediately if you have a plate put on it! good luck! ...Read more

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What is this lump on my fractured clavicle?

What is this lump on my fractured clavicle?

Healing of the bone: A large bump over the fracture site may develop as the fracture heals. This usually gets smaller over time, but a small bump may remain permanently. ...Read more

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Anyone ever broken or fractured their clavicle before birth?

Anyone ever broken or fractured their clavicle before birth?

Fracture clavicle bi: No it does not happen before birth, but it can happen during difficult birth sometimes. ...Read more

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Does having a fractured clavicle mean that there was child abuse?

Usually not: This is a very common accidental injury at all ages, even in the process of getting born. It's not the typical injury inflicted by an abuser. ...Read more

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I fractured my clavicle two days ago when snowboarding. I need a second opinion on whether i need surgery or not.

I fractured my clavicle two days ago when snowboarding. I need a second opinion on whether i need surgery or not.

See another doc: See another orthopedic doctor who can examine you and look at your x-ray and give you a second opinion. Most fractured collar bones do not require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more