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How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

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 more

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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 detail, please see http://orthoinfo. ...Read more


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Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

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 more

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What could cause clavicle fracture?

What could cause clavicle fracture?

Fall off of bicycle: Bike accident any fall ice hockey checking blunt trauma. ...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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How long does it take for a broken clavicle to feel normal?

Age matters: At the age of 31, the healing of a clavicle fracture can take a full 3 to 4 months. Smoking is a negative factor for healing. Young children heal as quickly as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a broken clavicle for a 16 year old 6-8 weeks?

Is a broken clavicle for a 16 year old 6-8 weeks?

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

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How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

Really bad: Like coming through the skin. Surgery is almost never done on a broken claviclre ...Read more

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How many weeks after a broken clavicle until I can start gently throwing a ball against the wall?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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How is clavicle fracture typically treated?

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 more

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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

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How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

Typically 12 weeks: Typically 12 weeks, but everyone is different. Things like nicotine, nutrition, etc all come into play as well. ...Read more

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When will I be able to sleep normally with my recent broken clavicle?

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 more

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Do you think I should have surgery to repair malunion on broken clavicle?

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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What sort of problem is a clavicle fracture?

Fracture: A clavicle fracture is just as it sounds, a fracture of the clavicle (aka collarbone). ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate and screws or a small rod that would be placed inside the bone after aligning it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a clavicle fracture?

Collar bone fracture: A clavicle (or collar bone) fracture is a common fracture when falling with outstretched hands or from falling directly onto your shoulder. This is a painful condition that will keep you from moving your affected arm and shoulder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: 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. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00072. ...Read more

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How long will a broken clavicle take to heel?

How long will a broken clavicle take to heel?

2 months: Broken bones usually take 8 to 10 weeks to heal if immobilized. Too much motion = delayed healing! ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture usually diagnosed?

X-ray &/or deformity: Clavicle fractures often result in an obvious deformity that can be easily seen and felt. On less obvious fractures, an x-ray may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture in a baby diagnosed?

Pseudo paralysis: Clavicle fracture in a baby is suspected in large babies following a difficult vaginal delivery. There may be a muffled crepitus when pressing over the clavicle. Many times the baby will not spontaneously move the affected arm. ...Read more

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Can a trapezius spasm cause a clavicle fracture?

Can a trapezius spasm cause a clavicle fracture?

Spasm: At your age (or any age), muscle spasm would not be powerful enough to cause bone fracture by itself. Exceptions may include situations where the bone is already compromised such as a tumor or large cyst. ...Read more

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Is clavicle fracture create new bone?

Yes: Yes, clavicle fractures usually heal with a lot of new bone causing a "lump" in the area that will usually then go on to remodel. ...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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I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

See an orthopedist: If the clavicle is broken it need to be supporte and treated to prevent more displacement and long term impairment. ...Read more

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Which kind of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

Which kind of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

It should be fixed -: With surgery using plate/screws to realign the grossly displaced fragments. Doing this, the muscles also realign ; heal better, resulting in a better function of the shoulder. This would be the quickest way to return to pre-injury level of function (or as near to it, as you possibly can).
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the types of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: A grossly displaced clavicle requires medical care and no muscle or joint therapy. This requires physician care. ...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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Can a birth injury such as shoulder displasia, which was not x-rayed, be detremined at a later date to have caused a broken clavicle?

Can a birth injury such as shoulder displasia, which was not x-rayed, be detremined at a later date to have caused a broken clavicle?

Word confusion: Shoulder dysplasia is a term that describes a shoulder that didn't form right. Shoulder dystocia describes difficulty getting the shoulder to come out after the head is out during delivery. The clavicle is the most often broken bone in the body & can crack with or without recognized difficulty at delivery. It may take a day or so for swelling & lack of use to be recognized & DX made. ...Read more

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How long does clavicle fracture 100% displaced heal?

Did you have surgery: For a displaced fracture most often you need a surgical repair. Did you have this? Now generally the healing time is 6 weeks. However if the bones are osteoporotic the healing time could be indefinite





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How long does a clavicle fracture in a child take to heal?

How long does a clavicle fracture in a child take to heal?

Clavicle fractures: The good news is that clavicle fractures typically heal faster in children than adults. Although clavicle fractures can vary in severity, typically 1 week of immobilization per year of age up to 4 weeks is needed for a fracture to heal in a child. Contact sports should be avoided for a total of 6-8 weeks after the original injury. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture for my fourteen year old sister. Recovery time?

6-12 weeks: Most clavicle fractures will heal within 6-12 weeks. Many patients will stop having pain by 3 weeks and regain range and motion shortly after that. However, it often takes longer for the bone to actually heal, as seen on an x-ray. Of course, the amount of displacement and angulation factor into healing time. If I can be of help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: An open fracture is one that the bone ends puncture through the skin. An open repair involves making an incision then placing a plate and screws onto the clavicle then closing the skin. ...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.

Clavicular fracture: Failure to decrease motion around a fracture results in poor healing and non union. Suggest efforts to immobilize as much as you can ...Read more

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I have an clavicle fracture it has past 45days and after 30days of injury I have masturbated 3-4 times in 20days so does it affect my injury or not?

I have an clavicle fracture it has past 45days and after 30days of injury I have masturbated 3-4 times in 20days so does it affect my injury or not?

Doubt it: Your body has a reasonable ability to tell you when you are hurting yourself by giving you pain. I don't know what is involved when you self sex, but if you have not had pain during or after your past efforts I doubt it matters. ...Read more

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Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child. If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read more