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How Soon Could You Swim With A Broken Clavicle
Individual: Depends on the extent of the fracture, the location and pain. Probably 4 weeks would allow some swimming. These can heal quickly and if "cracked" but not through and through or displaced, you may get in sooner. Do not do any activity unless approved by your doctor. Don't be a pain in the neck and don't swim away from your responsibilities! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Clavicle is a strut: The clavicle is the only connection the scapula (and the rest of the arm) has to the rest of the skeleton. The clavicle acts as a strut to keep the scapula in the proper position. A shortened clavicle from a break can cause the scapula to become hunched forward, affecting its mobility. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple?: If I am not mistaken this is a repeat? Which is ok at 6-8 wks your fracture, if it is a reasonably simple one, should be solid enough for day to day activities but no rough stuff that would be ok around 5-6 months as I told you before full remodeling is a 2 year thing take vit d it helps with the healing as I said before 1000iu/25#body wt good luck be careful/ discuss with your doctor. Read more
Broken Clavicle: Level of activity after a broken clavicle depends on several factors. How displaced was the fracture and how much healing is evident in x-rays? Pain is an important indicator of recovery, but it's important to have a sense of how your fracture is healing. You should be working on elbow, wrist and gentle shoulder exercises immediately after the injury to keep them from getting stiff. Read more
After 2 weeks with a broken clavicle, should I still be icing? The pain is going away very fastly but I was told 6 more weeks. Would ice speed it ip?
Follow Dr advice: Follow your doctor's advice, ice is not going to help you in healing, if pain is subsiding with it use it, make sure go for follow up visit. Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Might be 2-4 weeks;: Before you can lie flat and sleep normally. Depends on the severity of the injury with type of fx, whether its open or closed and the type of treatment started for you. Non-operative treatment can be symptomatic for 4, even 6 weeks. Surgically fixed can be painful for 2-3 weeks for incision/tissues to heal. Your treating doc would be able to advise you better as he monitors your healing. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malunion: Many clavicle malunions are not symptomatic and do not cause any problems. If painful or if causing range of motion limitations or if causing nerve compression, then repair is an option. Cosmetic appearance improvement is usually not a good indication for surgery (trade scar for bump). Read more
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