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Can babies have a metal plate put in for a collar bone fracture?

Can babies have a metal plate put in for a collar bone fracture?

No: All fractures of collar bones of babies heal nicely without any surgery (within 7 to 10 days). Very rarely, an infant with brittle bone disease (viable type) may have a fracture of collar bone. I am not aware of any surgery being done in such situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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What is the best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

What is the best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

They heal alone: They heal by themselves in about a week or two without specific treatment.Have to be careful how to position the newborn in bed and how to hold the baby when in your arms. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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How can you tell if your baby has a collar bone fracture?

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

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. ...Read more

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Can babies have a metal plate put in for a collar bone fracture?

No: All fractures of collar bones of babies heal nicely without any surgery (within 7 to 10 days). Very rarely, an infant with brittle bone disease (viable type) may have a fracture of collar bone. I am not aware of any surgery being done in such situation. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
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Choose a reputable company
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Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
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What precaution should I take when I have a collar bone fracture?

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

Sling: Follow your orthopedists advice. Usually these fractures are treated in a sling. They need monitoring with x-rays to ensure proper healing. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from collar bone fracture. What kind of food should I take for a faster healing?

I'm recovering from collar bone fracture. What kind of food should I take for a faster healing?

High calcium: High calcium if you insist.........Otherwise it makes no difference. Anyway collarbone is highly vascular bone and heals fast in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more