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How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

Healing fracture: Exercise by walking and avoid movement in the shoulder area. Live a healthy life style. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Take a multivitamin made from food, and multi-minerals with calcium, magnesium and zinc. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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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


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What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?

Clavicle: If non-displaced and in the middle 1/3, non-surgical treatment includes rest in a sling. If displaced or broken in the distal 1/3, then surgical stabilization with plates, screws, pins, wires, etc. Is indicated. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: In most people with healthy bones clavicle fractures heal very well on their own. The best thing you can do to help is to use an immobilizer. The classic over-the-counter immobilizer is a figure-8 strap to hold the shoulders back and keep pressure off the clavicle during healing. This is available at any pharmacy. Other styles of immobilizers are also available. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more,could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more,could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

It will heal: The orthopedists have a saying about clavicle fractures: as long as the two ends of the bone are in the same room, it'll heal. Joking aside, clavicle nonunion is extremely rare. Continue using your sling, and avoid contact sports. Healing will take 6-8 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If Clavicle Fracture not healed after 2 week in figure8 and got worse is there any chance of healing without surgery ? tinyurl.com/orkq7q8

If Clavicle Fracture  not healed after 2 week in figure8 and got worse is there any chance of healing without surgery ? tinyurl.com/orkq7q8

Clavicle fracture: This will depend on how the fracture fragments are positioned with respect to one another, and to the figure-8 sling's success in reducing movement across the fracture. An xray will help your treating physician determine whether the fracture is likely to heal on its own. ...Read more

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If Clavicle fracture not fixed and moved for 2 weeks ,also separated in last image,,how is the chance of healing with keeping it at fix status?

Do U mean if it is. : ..fixed? Or do U mean if left alone as is? Would need to C the images 2 answer if left as is, & if fixated Ur healing time would not B compromised. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture but i can't keep it at stable position,i have to move my shoulder,so chance of healing?it was 2week on figure8 but separated.

Clavicle fracture but i can't  keep  it at stable position,i have to move my shoulder,so chance of healing?it was 2week on figure8 but separated.

Should heal: Most clavicle fractures heal very well without any specific intervention. They can be VERY painful. Recommend follow up with your treating provider with possible re-xray if needed to document fracture position/change. Hope this helps. Know these are painful..had a few myself in the past. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?

Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?

Maybe: It may interfere worth bone healing. Keep in mind, it usually takes about 6 weeks the fracture heal. Would be better to stop the medication and take vitamin D 5000 units daily for 6 weeks to help the bone healing. If the bone is not well aligned, you may need surgery. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more

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Will my 6 month old sleep on the side with a broken clavicle?

Will my 6 month old sleep on the side with a broken clavicle?

Prob not: Probably not but after a week the clavicle should be healed and your baby can sleep then on either side.. ...Read more