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How Long Will It Take To Recover From Broken Collar Bone Surgery
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on fracture: whether it is a simple fracture, compound or comminuted. Get an x-ray interpretation and consult with orthopedic physician. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-6 weeks: It take in childern about 4 -6 weeks. ...Read more
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
I'm prescribed to take 1-2, 5mg percocets every 4-6 hours for a broken collar bone. When I take them, I start to feel hot. Is this normal?
Pain Meds: Narcotic pain medications, like Percocet, have lots of side-effects. Most common are drowsiness, nausea, constipation, and restlessness. Feeling "hot" may be from the medication or from the inflammatory reaction your body takes to heal the clavicle fracture. Regardless, pain from clavicle fractures tends to ease rapidly. Recommend using the Percocet for only a few days, then just plain tylenol (acetaminophen). ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clavicle fracture: The clavicle is the term for the collarbone. It is a very common bone to fracture and usually does not need surgery unless there is significant displacement. Most fractures heal uneventfully in a sling after 6-8 weeks. Physical therapy is usually started after it heals to prevent joint stiffness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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