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Doctor insights on: Could A Collar Bone Could Be Fractured From A Seatbelt

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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I fractured my collar bone and 4 days later it burns and when I put ice on it it sill burns, so much so I can't feel the ice.

I fractured my collar bone and 4 days later it burns and when I put ice on it it sill burns, so much so I can't feel the ice.

That's a statement-: -not a question. But ice is used to decrease blood supply so there is less swelling, this also numbs the best nerves 2 help decrease pain. Ice in water is better as ice coming out of the freezer is at 0 degrees F or lower & can burn U. Use a gel pak or a ziplock bag with ice & water, also leave it on 4 about an hour then an hour or So off. ...Read more

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I am a 23year old female and met with an accident recently due to which I fractured my left collar bone. What precautions do I need to take?

I am a 23year old female and met with an accident recently due to which I fractured my left collar bone. What precautions do I need to take?

Probably none.: A fractured collar bone will heal on its own. Probably best to have a doctor evaluate it. But, it normally doesn't cause any problems. No special precautions to recommend. ...Read more

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What are the main side effects of a fractured collar bone?

What are the main side effects of a fractured collar bone?

Limited movement: A collar bone fracture is a very painful condition that will severely limit your ability to move your upper arm and shoulder. Sleeping is also difficult. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a broken collar bone and a fractured one?

Clavicle: A broken collar bone and fracture are really the same. You can have a seperation of the clavicle from the sternum. That is different. As always ask your doctor to explain what they found on x-ray to you. Ask them to explain when family are present to help remind you later. Be well. Always wear a seat belt. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep comfortably with a fractured collar bone?

Please advise how to sleep comfortably with a fractured collar bone?

It's painful: Try sleeping in a recliner. Some patients tell me that helps until the pain gets better. ...Read more

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Had a car accident totaled car. Broke 2 ribs fractured 4 more plus collar bone. Happened end of nov. How long will pain be intense. In SEVERE PAIN!!!

Had a car accident totaled car. Broke 2 ribs fractured 4 more plus collar bone. Happened end of nov. How long will pain be intense. In SEVERE PAIN!!!

Another 3-4 weeks at: Least, as the rib Fxs certainly hurt. Its only been 2 weeks since your accident. Things U can do to help yourself, include:- 1: Heating pad ; 2: Support your chest during Cough/sneeze, with hand (s), or a cushion that U hug; 3: Muscle relaxers; 4: Cough syrup to suppress it; 5:Request your Doc for some Intercostal blocks of anesthetic meds. Maybe helpful. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Do collar bone fractures heal with figure of 8 brace and how long. Any possible side effects.?

Do collar bone fractures heal with figure of 8 brace and how long. Any possible side effects.?

See below: There are several different types of clavicle fractures and so there treatment varies. The most common type is located in the middle one third and usually heals well by 8-12 weeks, during which a figure of eight harness or a sling can be used. ...Read more

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What is done for a collar bone fracture?

What is done for a collar bone fracture?

Most of them will: Heal. Historically, clavicle fractures have been considered best treated nonoperatively, with good outcomes. Management typically included the use of either a shoulder sling or a figure-of-eight brace. The vast majority of these fractures healed, with variable amounts of cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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When can I join gym after collar bone fracture?

When can I join gym after collar bone fracture?

Clavicle fracture: Your break should be well healed by now. I would encourage you to strengthen the muscles about the shoulder blade and rotator cuff to help you fully recover. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Baby collar bone fracture?

What is the definition or description of: Baby collar bone fracture?

Clavicle fracture: Clavicle fractures can occur from a fall onto an outstretched arm or from direct trauma to the area. They can also occur in babies during childbirth. ...Read more

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I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

See an orthopedist: If the clavicle is broken it need to be supporte and treated to prevent more displacement and long term impairment. ...Read more

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How serious is a hairline fracture to collar bone?

How serious is a hairline fracture to collar bone?

Not too serious: Usually the only treatment is an figure of 8 shoulder bandage to support the collar bone. Avoid excessive activity of the shoulder while the bone heals. A bone lump may result as the bone heals. ...Read more

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Clavicle (collar bone) pain, possibly a fracture, how to tell?

Clavicle (collar bone) pain, possibly a fracture, how to tell?

Get a medical exam: A medical examination can help you here. An x-ray of the clavicle can show if there is any fracture. But this is only likely if you have had some serious trauma. Otherwise it could be some internal disease of the clavicle...This too should show up on a plane film (x-ray) of the clavicle. ...Read more

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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?

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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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