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How To Heal A Broken Collarbone Fast
Depends whether the fracture is displaced or not. Non-dosplaced fractures heal even without sling- however you may get disfigurement.
orthopedic referral is required for open fractures and fractures causing neurovascular compromise or tenting of the skin.
an xray is necessary to diagnose dosplacement.
talk to your physician if you have any concerns. ...Read more
Varies: There are several types of clavicle (aka collarbone) surgeries. Some common procedures consists of clavicle fractures, ac joints repairs, distal clavicle excisions, cyst/ spur removal, or acromioplasty (actually is part of the scapula). Recover time often depends on the extent of the work that has to be done. Can you be more specific in the type of procedure you are asking about. ...Read more
Collarbone shattered, they have me in reg sling..... What can I do to have it heal back straight? It keeps coming out of place.
B sure U R Cing Orth: The more surface area involved will hasten healing, and many r rx'd with a sling especially if in many fragments, and r hard 2 fix. If the ac and sc joints r good it may be the best way to handle it. If there are a few larger fragments it may be able to fixed by an experienced in clavicle. ...Read more
I was told that after a collarbone breaks it becomes stronger after it heals. I don't remember why, it was a while ago. Is this true?
Probably not: Bone heals by forming a ring of new bone around the fracture - hence the bump you find on clavicle fractures. Once healed it absorbs and usually goes back to normal shape. Depending on your overall bone health, your collar bone should return to about as good as it was before. Be sure to eat healthy - get enough calcium and vit d in your diet to promote overall good bone health. ...Read more
Up to a year: A "bone bruise", or subperiosteal hematoma, can cause significant discomfort for a few months then be tender to touch somewaht for a year or more. ...Read more
Collarbone surgery recovery -how do pro athletes recovery and play after this surgery so fast (3-5 weeks I've seen)?
Fixation/protection: Typically clavicle fractures that require surgery are fixed rigidly with and platr and screws. This allows for better correction of displacement and earlier healing. Depentant on the contact associated with the sport, there are times professional athletes can return. Remember, however, professional athletes have certified athletic trainers working with them several hours a day, not typical patient. ...Read more
For the past week, when I lift someting or move my arm fast I experience starp pain under my collarbone when I take deep breaths. Lasts 30 mins or so.
Hi I have been 2years with pain in my left chest by ribs, my left shoulder blade, under my collarbone on left side, fast heartbeat. Mri clear. Any ideas?
What has your: Physician said...You may need a second opinion. ...Read more
Have apullling feeling in my neckfrom abroken clavicle that I believe didn't heal right. Constant;y feels like I have to pop ear broken left collarbone that I belived healed wrong that shifted my rib cage and now my trap feels like its apart of my neck a
I do think that you need to be seen and professionally evaluated for your symptoms. It may be best to start with your primary care doctor and then you may need referrals such as orthopedics or ENT (otolaryngology).
If you have worsening symptoms, fever, or vomiting then you would need to be seen in the er. ...Read more
Can a collarbone with hairline fracture (landed on it while skiing downhill) heal incorrectly? Have a bump where it broke then can't feel rest of it.
Should I worry I fell now when I brush teeth my upper right chest near collarbone itches like when a bruise heals no bruising I fell on right shoulder?
What is long time?: Most of the clavicle (collar bone) will heal, with alignment will form a big callous will eventually molds itself, you should see your orthopedic surgeon and find out the reason for delayed healing. ...Read more
At least 6 weeks: Healing time for clavicle fractures is typically slower than many other fractures in the body. In an adult (16 years and older) usually it takes a minimum of 6 weeks for fracture healing, although many take upwards of 2-3 months. Typically surgery allows for quicker healing compared to nonsurgical management, particularly in fractures that are not well aligned. ...Read more
Bus knocked a signpost over, which then fell onto shoulder. How can you tell if collar bone is broken? What should I do to help it heal if not broken?
Collar bone.: Collar bone fractures are often obvious as the overlying skin is thin and the bone can be felt directly below. Generally fractures of the clavicle are not of much consequence. Heat / ice / non steroidal anti inflammatories and rest. ...Read more
Weeks - Months: It depends what type of fracture occurs as well as the location in the clavicle. Usually it is about 6 weeks but sometimes it can be a few months. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: It take in childern about 4 -6 weeks. ...Read more
Is it possible for a broken collar bone to successfully heal even if you don't go to the hospital?
Yes: If the collar bone is not overused or overworked during exercise. ...Read more
For how long would it take for a gunshot wound to the area around the right shoulder/chest a little below the collar bone take to heal?
I'm getting a quick sharp pain rt side chest just below the collar bone. Hurts when press too. Can it be my heart. Comes n goes fast pls help scared.?
Unlikely: Most likely a strain of some muscles or ligaments around your collar bone or ribs. Please see your healthcare provider if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
See below: There are several different types of clavicle fractures and so there treatment varies. The most common type is located in the middle one third and usually heals well by 8-12 weeks, during which a figure of eight harness or a sling can be used. ...Read more
Husband has large nodes above collar bone weight loss fatigue and bloating. Won't go to dr. If its something serious how fast would it progress?
Potentially: Must be seen for evaluation. The longer you wait, the issue may become worse and more difficult to evaluate and treat. Best wishes! ...Read more
I met with an accident & broke my collar bone (clavicle right) my doctor advised me to wear a figure of 8 brace for 6weeks and the fracture will heal.
Most do heal well-: -with that treatment, but I always took into account the occupation & needs of the patient & many times would open & fix them so they were more able 2function. I used an intra medullary pin so there was no brace. But activities were limited 2 work or school. Had 2B careful as the pin could break. It was always able 2 B removed, but I had 2 pick the patients carefully. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Under the clavicle you have muscles, lymph nodes, the lung and the pleura (lung Covering). So anything that may affect these parts may cause discomfort or pain. The bone itself may cause some pain if it was injured. You may need to see your doctor if it goes on for a long time. ...Read more