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How long does a clavicle fracture in a child take to heal?

How long does a clavicle fracture in a child take to heal?

Clavicle fractures: The good news is that clavicle fractures typically heal faster in children than adults. Although clavicle fractures can vary in severity, typically 1 week of immobilization per year of age up to 4 weeks is needed for a fracture to heal in a child. Contact sports should be avoided for a total of 6-8 weeks after the original injury. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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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How long does clavicle fracture 100% displaced heal?

How long does clavicle fracture 100% displaced  heal?

Did you have surgery: For a displaced fracture most often you need a surgical repair. Did you have this? Now generally the healing time is 6 weeks. However if the bones are osteoporotic the healing time could be indefinite ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more

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Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child.If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture in a baby diagnosed?

Pseudo paralysis: Clavicle fracture in a baby is suspected in large babies following a difficult vaginal delivery. There may be a muffled crepitus when pressing over the clavicle. Many times the baby will not spontaneously move the affected arm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to set and align a hairline clavicle fracture before it hardens or fully heal?

Is it possible to set and align a hairline clavicle fracture before it hardens or fully heal?

If it is a hairline: Fracture it is non-displaced (or not shifted out of alignment) and no setting or reduction of the fracture is necessary. If it is displaced significantly > 1-2cm and tenting skin surgery may need to be done. ...Read more

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Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery ?

Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery ?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the degree if displacement. Most clavicle fractures do well with nonoperative care, and most are in the middle third of the clavicle. But the one type we do have to fix sometimes is badly displaced lateral clavicle fractures that involves the AC joint. I would discuss with your md ...Read more

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What could cause clavicle fracture ?

Fall off of bicycle: Bike accident any fall ice hockey checking blunt trauma. ...Read more

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How is clavicle fracture typically treated?

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

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How is a clavicle fracture usually diagnosed?

X-ray &/or deformity: Clavicle fractures often result in an obvious deformity that can be easily seen and felt. On less obvious fractures, an x-ray may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate and screws or a small rod that would be placed inside the bone after aligning it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a clavicle fracture?

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

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What is the definition or description of: clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: 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

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How soon can i have sex after clavicle fracture?

How soon can i have sex after clavicle fracture?

Now: As long as you are not using your shoulder there is no reason to wait. Your partner will just have to do the work. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have clavicle fracture and doctor said i need surgery. What risks during surgery?

Fracture: Every surgical procedure has risks along with benefits and these vary from case to case. If your surgeon is recommending surgery then the benefits outweigh the risks! A common risk of any of any operation is infection. A clavicle fracture healing without operative management may lead to non-union, bony malformation, pain and other complications down the road. ...Read more

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Can a trapezius spasm cause a clavicle fracture?

spasm: At your age (or any age), muscle spasm would not be powerful enough to cause bone fracture by itself. Exceptions may include situations where the bone is already compromised such as a tumor or large cyst. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture for my fourteen year old sister. Recovery time?

6-12 weeks: Most clavicle fractures will heal within 6-12 weeks. Many patients will stop having pain by 3 weeks and regain range and motion shortly after that. However, it often takes longer for the bone to actually heal, as seen on an x-ray. Of course, the amount of displacement and angulation factor into healing time. If I can be of help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more