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Doctor insights on: Broken Clavicle Healing Process

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What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?

What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?

Clavicle: If non-displaced and in the middle 1/3, non-surgical treatment includes rest in a sling. If displaced or broken in the distal 1/3, then surgical stabilization with plates, screws, pins, wires, etc. Is indicated. Read more

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
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Clavicle Fracture (Definition)

The clavicle is the bone that connects the scapula to the sternum. A fracture (also known as a "break") can occur from a direct blow to the shoulder. The treatment ranges from non-operative treatment in a sling to open treatment with metallic implants. An orthopaedic surgeon can provide more answers. For more detail, please see http://orthoinfo. ...Read more


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How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

Healing fracture: Exercise by walking and avoid movement in the shoulder area. Live a healthy life style. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Take a multivitamin made from food, and multi-minerals with calcium, magnesium and zinc. Do not smoke. Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: In most people with healthy bones clavicle fractures heal very well on their own. The best thing you can do to help is to use an immobilizer. The classic over-the-counter immobilizer is a figure-8 strap to hold the shoulders back and keep pressure off the clavicle during healing. This is available at any pharmacy. Other styles of immobilizers are also available. Read more

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Clavicle fracture, 2week passed and not healed and also separated more, could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

Clavicle fracture, 2week passed and not healed and also separated more, could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

It will heal: The orthopedists have a saying about clavicle fractures: as long as the two ends of the bone are in the same room, it'll heal. Joking aside, clavicle nonunion is extremely rare. Continue using your sling, and avoid contact sports. Healing will take 6-8 weeks. Hope this helps! Read more

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Clavicle fracture but I can't keep it at stable position, I have to move my shoulder, so chance of healing? It was 2week on figure8 but separated.

Clavicle fracture but I can't keep it at stable position, I have to move my shoulder, so chance of healing? It was 2week on figure8 but separated.

Clavicular fracture: Failure to decrease motion around a fracture results in poor healing and non union. Suggest efforts to immobilize as much as you can Read more

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If Clavicle Fracture not healed after 2 week in figure8 and got worse is there any chance of healing without surgery? Tinyurl. Com/orkq7q8

Clavicle fracture: This will depend on how the fracture fragments are positioned with respect to one another, and to the figure-8 sling's success in reducing movement across the fracture. An xray will help your treating physician determine whether the fracture is likely to heal on its own. Read more

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If Clavicle fracture not fixed and moved for 2 weeks, also separated in last image, how is the chance of healing with keeping it at fix status?

Do U mean if it is.: ..fixed? Or do U mean if left alone as is? Would need to C the images 2 answer if left as is, & if fixated Ur healing time would not B compromised. Read more

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Do Diclofenac 100mg per day (1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing? My clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery. Stop?

Do Diclofenac 100mg per day (1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing? My clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery. Stop?

Maybe: It may interfere worth bone healing. Keep in mind, it usually takes about 6 weeks the fracture heal. Would be better to stop the medication and take vitamin D 5000 units daily for 6 weeks to help the bone healing.
If the bone is not well aligned, you may need surgery. Read more

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How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

Individual: Depends on the extent of the fracture, the location and pain. Probably 4 weeks would allow some swimming. These can heal quickly and if "cracked" but not through and through or displaced, you may get in sooner. Do not do any activity unless approved by your doctor. Don't be a pain in the neck and don't swim away from your responsibilities! Read more

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How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

Really bad: Like coming through the skin. Surgery is almost never done on a broken claviclre Read more

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Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

Clavicle is a strut: The clavicle is the only connection the scapula (and the rest of the arm) has to the rest of the skeleton. The clavicle acts as a strut to keep the scapula in the proper position. A shortened clavicle from a break can cause the scapula to become hunched forward, affecting its mobility. Read more

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Will my 6 month old sleep on the side with a broken clavicle?

Will my 6 month old sleep on the side with a broken clavicle?

Prob not: Probably not but after a week the clavicle should be healed and your baby can sleep then on either side.. Read more

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How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

Typically 12 weeks: Typically 12 weeks, but everyone is different. Things like nicotine, nutrition, etc all come into play as well. Read more

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When will I be able to sleep normally with my recent broken clavicle?

Might be 2-4 weeks;: Before you can lie flat and sleep normally. Depends on the severity of the injury with type of fx, whether its open or closed and the type of treatment started for you. Non-operative treatment can be symptomatic for 4, even 6 weeks. Surgically fixed can be painful for 2-3 weeks for incision/tissues to heal.
Your treating doc would be able to advise you better as he monitors your healing. Read more

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Do you think I should have surgery to repair malunion on broken clavicle?

Malunion: Many clavicle malunions are not symptomatic and do not cause any problems. If painful or if causing range of motion limitations or if causing nerve compression, then repair is an option. Cosmetic appearance improvement is usually not a good indication for surgery (trade scar for bump). Read more

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What could cause clavicle fracture?

Fall off of bicycle: Bike accident any fall ice hockey checking blunt trauma. 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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What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. Read more

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Is a broken clavicle for a 16 year old 6-8 weeks?

Multiple?: If I am not mistaken this is a repeat? Which is ok
at 6-8 wks your fracture, if it is a reasonably simple one, should be solid enough for day to day activities but no rough stuff
that would be ok around 5-6 months as I told you before full remodeling is a 2 year thing
take vit d it helps with the healing as I said before 1000iu/25#body wt good luck be careful/ discuss with your doctor. Read more