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Broken Clavicle Rehab Exercises
Doc recommends starting rehab after a medial end clavicle-fracture after only 4weeks to prevent a stiff shoulder. X-ray doesn't show union. Too fast?
Rehab clavicle Fx: It usually takes 12 weeks for fractures to heal, so I would not expect to see significant callus formation this early. As long as the fracture is adequately reduced and immobilized, healing should occur. Lack of shoulder movement over a prolonged period can result in adhesive capsulitis. A licensed physical therapist will be able to guide appropriate therapy to prevent this condition. ...Read more
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
Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more
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
Really bad: Like coming through the skin. Surgery is almost never done on a broken claviclre ...Read more
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
Broken Clavicle: Level of activity after a broken clavicle depends on several factors. How displaced was the fracture and how much healing is evident in x-rays? Pain is an important indicator of recovery, but it's important to have a sense of how your fracture is healing. You should be working on elbow, wrist and gentle shoulder exercises immediately after the injury to keep them from getting stiff. ...Read more
After 2 weeks with a broken clavicle, should I still be icing? The pain is going away very fastly but I was told 6 more weeks. Would ice speed it ip?
Follow Dr advice: Follow your doctor's advice, ice is not going to help you in healing, if pain is subsiding with it use it, make sure go for follow up visit. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Collar bone fracture: A clavicle (or collar bone) fracture is a common fracture when falling with outstretched hands or from falling directly onto your shoulder. This is a painful condition that will keep you from moving your affected arm and shoulder. ...Read more
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. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00072. ...Read more
Can a birth injury such as shoulder displasia, which was not x-rayed, be detremined at a later date to have caused a broken clavicle?
Word confusion: Shoulder dysplasia is a term that describes a shoulder that didn't form right. Shoulder dystocia describes difficulty getting the shoulder to come out after the head is out during delivery. The clavicle is the most often broken bone in the body & can crack with or without recognized difficulty at delivery. It may take a day or so for swelling & lack of use to be recognized & DX made. ...Read more
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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