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

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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.

Thats 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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Whats 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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What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

None: A broken collar bone and a fractured collar bone mean the same thing: there is a break or fracture in the clavicle (collar bone). ...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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Will a collar bone fracture ever heal on its own?

Will a collar bone fracture ever heal on its own?

Yes: Collar bone fracture usually heals on its own. Most of the time. ...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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Fractured my collar bone a month ago and wore a sling for 3 weeks. Deep breaths and random movements make sharp pains in my upper back. Why? Muscle?

Could be: just muscle spasm, but your symptoms could also mean an unrecognized injury or another condition unrelated to fracture. Go back to your doctor for another check. ...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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Collar bone fracture at birth. How did it heal?

Fast: New borns heal this type of fx very rapidly. Within 7-10 days should no longer be painful. Complete healing will take a few weeks but once it stops hurting no further attention is necessary. ...Read more

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Is my toddler's collar bone fracture from birth healed?

Sure: This kind of fracture takes a couple months to heal. It has been healed for a long time! It is possible to feel a " bump" where the break was. If he has an xray in the future you may be able to see a little healed area in the bone. ...Read more

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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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Will i be able to keep playing football after a greenstick fracture (collar bone)?

Will i be able to keep playing football after a greenstick fracture (collar bone)?

Talk with surgeon: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I broke my collar bone last year an there is a lump where i fracture it no surgery needed how do I get rid of it?

I broke my collar bone last year an there is a lump where i fracture it no surgery needed how do I get rid of it?

You can not: Lump is due to the callous formation at the fracture site.Once is there will stay there for ever unless surgycal procedure is done. ...Read more

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I met with an accident & broke my collar bone (clavicle right) my doctor advised me to wear a figure of 8 brace for 6weeks and the fracture will heal.

I met with an accident & broke my collar bone (clavicle right)
my doctor advised me to wear a figure of 8 brace for 6weeks and the fracture will heal.

Most do heal well-: -with that treatment, but I always took into account the occupation & needs of the patient & many times would open & fix them so they were more able 2function. I used an intra medullary pin so there was no brace. But activities were limited 2 work or school. Had 2B careful as the pin could break. It was always able 2 B removed, but I had 2 pick the patients carefully. ...Read more

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I ended getting a skull fracture and TBI a couple of years ago. Since then I get electrical shock like sensations in my neck and collar bone. Related?

I ended getting a skull fracture and TBI a couple of years ago. Since then I get electrical shock like sensations in my neck and collar bone. Related?

Maybe: but sounds like source is your NECK (Pinched nerve (s) This may have occurred with the original injury. A cervical spine MRI might be useful. Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this is useful
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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