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How long will a collar bone take to heal after surgery?

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

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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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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?

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

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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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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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Could surgery hurt around the collar bone?

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

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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). ?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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