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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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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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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 ?

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?

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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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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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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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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