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Open Repair Clavicle Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?
Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more
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
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
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.
Should heal: Most clavicle fractures heal very well without any specific intervention. They can be VERY painful. Recommend follow up with your treating provider with possible re-xray if needed to document fracture position/change. Hope this helps. Know these are painful..had a few myself in the past. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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