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How do you break your collar bone?

How do you break your collar bone?

Forward fall: A very common way to fracture the collar bone is to fall forward with your hands out in front bracing for the fall. ...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


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Could you break your collar bone without knowing it?

Could you break your collar bone without knowing it?

No: Would be extremely unusual to suffer a broken collarbone (clavicle) wiithout an injury and without knowing that you did so. Not impossible but rare. Some possibilities could include a bone lesion that has weakened the bone to the point that it breaks with no injury. However, you would likely realize that you broke it as it should be painful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do pull-ups after you break your collar bone?

"healed" = nontender: Once a clavicle fracture is nontender to aggressive palpation and manual manipulation (usually 6-8 weeks), early active motion and "weightbearing" (pushups) may be allowed, as long as pain does not result. Also nice to see good healing on follow-up X-rays. Discuss clearance to do pushups with MD. ...Read more

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Broke my collar bone again. Does it become weaker after every break?

Broke my collar bone again. Does it become weaker after every break?

See your doctor: If you feel you are not healing right, you need to see your doctor. The longer you wait, the worse the outcome. ...Read more

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Collar bone pain years after break?

Collar bone pain years after break?

Did it heal: Has it always been painful? Did it heal? Did it just begin to hurt again? Where exactly does it hurt. More info needed. ...Read more

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How does one break his or her collar bone while lifting weights?

How does one break his or her collar bone while lifting weights?

Depends: This is a very difficult question to answer shortly and with little info. If you are lifting really heavy weights, the stress to the bone could be too much and causes the bone to break. There could have been a stress reaction or weaking in the bone prior that increased the likelihood for injury. ...Read more

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Swalling right upper collar bone?

More info: Where, painfull, moveable, actually attached 2 bone, how long has it been there, has it ever been x-rayed or been eval by ortho? Give us a little more info & may b able 2 answer. It's more of a statement with a ? After it. ...Read more

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Why does my collar bone hurt all the time?

Seek evaluation: It is not common for you to be complaining of constant pain in your collarbone. I would recommend an orthopaedic surgery evaluation with xrays to help investigate. ...Read more

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What can cause pain below the collar bone?

Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Fracturing of collar bone what's the cure?

No cure: Fx clavicle must be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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White could cause pain under my collar bone?

White could cause pain under my collar bone?

Pain: Your description needs more info. It can be due to a muscle strain of the sternal head of the pectoralis major. The trapezius or your scalenes can also cause pain as well as nerve impingment. ...Read more

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What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

Coracoid: You may be feeling a bony hook on the front of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) that is known as the coracoid. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below right collar bone?

What could cause pain below right collar bone?

Hard to say: There are a number of potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause and then treatment options can be given. The coracoid process is just below the collar bone and there are a number of structures that insert on it that may be potentially torn or inflamed. Consider being checked, thank you. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you broke your collar bone?

X-ray: Generally you will need an x-ray to be sure. If it looks different from the other side or it hurts to push directly on it, that can indicate it is broke. Sometimes it is just bruised though. ...Read more

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Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Yes: Collar bone injuries heal pretty quickly in children. Swimming is not contraindicated as long as they can do so without a great deal of pain. ...Read more

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What is under your collar bone on the left side?

Anatomy: Under your collar bone is the upper portion of the chest wall and within that, the upper portion of the lung. Additionally, several blood vessels and a large complex of nerves crosses this area. ...Read more

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I broke collar bone, when can I get on the ice again?

After fx. healed!: Fractures of the clavicle are common in children and adults . Falls and mva's are most common injury mechanisms. Getting' back on the ice' is not a good idea until the fracture is fully healed ( usually 8 wks for an adult ). Falls while skating (as u know) are common and will cause re- injury if not completely healed. See ors.( u do not want to re- fracture...Surgery will be discussed then!). ...Read more

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I have an enlarged bone under collar bone, what do I do?

I have an enlarged bone under collar bone, what do I do?

Be seen: If you are concerned about it, I would not hesitate to be seen. A quick exam would likely reveal the cause, which is often a hypertrophic Ac or sc joint, or a prominent voracious process. ...Read more