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How Long Will A Collar Bone Take To Heal After Surgery
At least 6 weeks: Healing time for clavicle fractures is typically slower than many other fractures in the body. In an adult (16 years and older) usually it takes a minimum of 6 weeks for fracture healing, although many take upwards of 2-3 months. Typically surgery allows for quicker healing compared to nonsurgical management, particularly in fractures that are not well aligned. ...Read more
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
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
How long does it take for a 14 year old's collar bone to recover after surgery and when will he able to play rugby league again after surgery?
About 8 to 12 weeks: Every injury is a little different so please talk to your surgeon. On average, children heal fractures faster than adults. The collar bone (clavicle) should heal in about 8 weeks and should be able to resume sports in about 12 weeks after the surgery. Each patient is different and the time frame changes depending on how the fracture is healing, so please discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Yes and no: Each and every surgery carries risk of complications and untoward consequences and outcomes. If you are in need of surgery due to a fractured collar bone, you need to consult with your orthopedic specialist regarding your options, risks and complications. Typically, those surgeries are less complicated than others and heal fairly quickly. ...Read more
Depends on fracture: Whether it is a simple fracture, compound or comminuted. Get an x-ray interpretation and consult with orthopedic physician. ...Read more
5 mnths post shoulder surgery the clicking has turned to squecking. Is this normal? Have no pain! Athroscopic excise collar bone/labral repair 6 ancho
Knots can squeak: It is not uncommon to get some squeaking from the knots that are used to secure the repaired tissue back in place via the 6 anchors you described. This is often transient, but if it persists, the knots can be removed at a later time. ...Read more
I'm a female who broke her collar bone and had the surgery to fix it. Am I able to have sex? If so is it ok to lay flat on back?
Ok: You can do whatever is comfortable. Don't hang from the chandelier ...Read more
I broke my collar bone 6 years ago, and I never had surgery. It significantly shortened the length between my sternum and shoulder (1 inch).?
Clavicle malunion: When the clavicle heals in a shortened position, it affects the position of the scapula (termed pseudo-winging), thus affecting shoulder function. If the deformity is "significant", corrective osteotomy (re-break bone) may be needed with a bone graft inserted between the cut ends. The goal is to restore the clavicle to the correct length. Consult with a shoulder specialist who has experience. ...Read more
I do mma an weight train. I got surgery on my shoulder, 5cm tear on my rotator remove my bursa sac an shaved my collar bone. How did I do it? Thoughts
Injury: Mma is very severe stress on all joints, bones, muscles! Any severe activity/sport can cause serious injuries. Injuries do become easier to get if an athlete takes anabolic steroids. Sure, they help performance, but at a significant price. More injury risk because muscles get too strong for their attachments. Anyway, follow your doctors advice so that you get better. ...Read more
Had first rib removal surgery for a broken rib and now I'm having sharp pains in right shoulder (same side) under collar bone. Could it be related?
Yes: I would wonder about scar tissue formation causing irritation in pain. Best to talk to your surgeon regarding this. Best of luck with this Dr. R ...Read more
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
Is 1.4 CM AC joint space after shoulder surgory normal? The surgon remove only 1 mm of the collar bone. Thanks
I think so: Usually we remove about 1/4 inch.Get a more detailed answer ›
For how long would it take for a gunshot wound to the area around the right shoulder/chest a little below the collar bone take to heal?
Weeks - Months: It depends what type of fracture occurs as well as the location in the clavicle. Usually it is about 6 weeks but sometimes it can be a few months. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: It take in childern about 4 -6 weeks. ...Read more
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
What is long time?: Most of the clavicle (collar bone) will heal, with alignment will form a big callous will eventually molds itself, you should see your orthopedic surgeon and find out the reason for delayed healing. ...Read more
What to do if I have hair one or two inches below my collar bone and I want it mid arm. So how long did it take you?
WHAT???????: This makes no sense @ all. Try again! ...Read more
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
Eval: If you have persistent enlarged subclavicular lymph node - recommend medical assessment. ...Read more
Bus knocked a signpost over, which then fell onto shoulder. How can you tell if collar bone is broken? What should I do to help it heal if not broken?
Collar bone.: Collar bone fractures are often obvious as the overlying skin is thin and the bone can be felt directly below. Generally fractures of the clavicle are not of much consequence. Heat / ice / non steroidal anti inflammatories and rest. ...Read more
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
No one would know: Odds are in your favor. Even without treatment, most collar bone fractures heal uneventfully. 5% of the time a nonunion or malunion would result in continued problems. If you're not having problems, then no worries. If pain or shoulder problems, then make an appt. With an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Should not: Majority of clavicle fractures heal uneventfully unless severely fragmented, shortened or located more at distal end of bone (closer to shoulder). Once healed there will likely be a prominence at the sight of healing but should not be painful. Persistent pain for more than 4-6 mos suggests failure of healing and surgery could be necessary to induce healing. ...Read more
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Pain in my shoulders and my collar bone that comes and then goes away I take pain killers and valmosa rub the pain is like a neuralgia it throbs?
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