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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 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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