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Can you tell me about the most comfortable way to sleep with a broken collar bone?

Can you tell me about the most comfortable way to sleep with a broken collar bone?

Collar bone: Try sleeping on the side opposite the break. You can also try taking some pain medication before you go to bed. Sometimes it helps to sleep in a reclining chair. ...Read more

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 ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from broken collar bone?

How long does it take to recover from broken collar bone?

Collar bone: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with broken collar bone?

How can you sleep with broken collar bone?

On your back: You will usually sleep on your back since being on your side will cause more stress on the collar bones. Get in the most comfortable position you can and that is about as good as it gets until a certain level of healing ocurrs. Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist. Don't be a "pain in the neck!" ha! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the most comfortable way to sleep with a broken collar bone?

Collar bone: Try sleeping on the side opposite the break. You can also try taking some pain medication before you go to bed. Sometimes it helps to sleep in a reclining chair. ...Read more

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Broken collar bone hurts?

Broken collar bone hurts?

Yep, I bet it does: Most heal without surgery without resulting in significant residual pain and/or dysfunction. If the doctor is concerned that it won't heal without surgery or that it would heal and result in pain and/or dysfunction, the doctor will discuss surgery. Those that require surgery usually do great after surgery. ...Read more

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I have a broken collar bone, what to do?

Have it evaluated.: The doctor will let you know what needs to be done depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from broken collar bone surgery?

How long will it take to recover from broken collar bone surgery?

6-8 weeks: While the fracture usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often experience symptoms related to the soft tissue injury that occurred at the time of the injury and the soft tissue trauma caused by the surgery for weeks or months after this. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a surgery to reset a broken collar bone?

Short term...: Operative repair of a broken(fractured) collar bone takes a few hours once one is actually in the operating room; recovery from the procedure itself also takes a few hours; and probably at least an overnight stay in the hospital. The recovery from a fractured collar bone is another story... ...Read more

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Ideas? What option should I take in treating my broken collar bone?

Ideas? What option should I take in treating my broken collar bone?

Clavicle fractures: Are most often treated with figure of 8 splint, which places the two ends in apposition in satisfactory alignment. In rare cases, surgical intervention becomes necessary for anatomic reasons. Consult an orthopedic surgeon. But it will take up to 8-12 weeks for recovery. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more