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Doctor insights on: Pain Above The Right Clavicle

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Why hasn't my clavicle healed fully?

Why hasn't my clavicle healed fully?

Possible nonunion: A small percentage of clavicle fractures may not heal and result in a nonunion. Most clavicles heal in 3 months or less. Certain factors may result in delayed healing such as smoking, how displaced the fracture was at the time of injury, and other systemic disorders that slow bone healing. Delayed Union or nonunion may require surgical treatment and is best evaluated by an Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the function of the clavicle?

What is the function of the clavicle?

Arm suspension: Clavicle attaches the arm to the central skeleton. It supports and suspends the arm and helps locate the arm position in space. ...Read more

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How does fatty deposit in the clavicle feel like?

How does fatty deposit in the clavicle feel like?

In clavicle = none: Inside the bone u can't touch only an mr can show fat inside a bone. ...Read more

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A large knot on the right clavicle and is very painful?

A large knot on the right clavicle and is very painful?

You do not: Give your age....and more information is needed. If the "knot" is a lymph node it's cause must be determined. Ask again with more information Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal pain after a clavicle break?

Can you tell me about normal pain after a clavicle break?

Yes.: They can cause quite a bit of discomfort. Using a sling for comfort and support is very helpful. Your doctor may prescribe pain pills and/or anti-inflammatory medication. Icing the shoulder 4-5 times per day will help as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the right clavicle is bigger than the other?

What does it mean if the right clavicle is bigger than the other?

How much bigger?: A slight amount of asymmetry is normal. For example, one breast is often slightly larger than the other. ...Read more

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How can I keep my broken collarbone (clavicle) in place all the time?

You can't: The clavicle or collarbone is impossible to immobilize completely. The good news is within one to two weeks, the fracture site becomes sticky. That means that the fracture is starting to heal and typically you do not feel the same amount of pain and you no longer feel the fracture pieces moving. In some situations, delayed healing can occur. ...Read more

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I broke my clavicle 9 days ago, and im wondering after how long until its ok to stop wearing the sling around my house?

I usually tell: People 1-2 weeks if it is minor. Usually when the clavicle stops hurting at rest. It is ok to stop wearing it around the house. Would still wear it when you are out and about. ...Read more

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I have tow boney growths on my clavicle that seemed to grow n just a few days. The 2nd one is growing upwards and is sometimes affecting my speech....

I have tow boney growths on my clavicle that seemed to grow n just a few days. The 2nd one is growing upwards and is sometimes affecting my speech....

Bone or lymph node??: Hi! This is one of two things. This is your bone which could be inflamed. BUT, if these are lymph nodes, this could be CANCER. Please see a doctor of any kind this week. ...Read more

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Why do you percuss the clavicle?

Why do you percuss the clavicle?

Vibration: Percussion vibrates the bone. This is a more sensitive to diagnose a fracture or determine if a fracture has healed ...Read more

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When I cough I have a pain in my clavicle?

Referred pain: Internal pain is referred or broadcast to certain parts of the body based on the nerves involved and where they have skin branches. Chest pain can be felt in the jaw, gallbladder pain in the shoulder and lung pain in clavicle. Also many muscles of breathing attach to the clavicle. ...Read more

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My clavicle clicking and I have pain in traps, what do you advise?

My clavicle clicking and I have pain in traps, what do you advise?

Evaluation: If your symptoms are not controlled with rest, ice, anti inflammatories, possibly massage and postural modification, seek evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon. You may hav clicking from instability or an arthritic condition of the AC joint which may or may not be causing trap pain. You also may have a cervical spine disorder. This can easily be determined by hx, exam/x-ray. ...Read more

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I have pain where the clavicle joins to the neck excruciating what is this?

I have pain where the clavicle joins to the neck excruciating what is this?

SC joint.: It could be the sternoclavicular joint. It may be sprained. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you treat a fractured clavicle?

How can you treat a fractured clavicle?

3 options: Options include simple sling for 3-4 weeks, figure of 8 brace for 4-6 weeks, or surgery. Most clavicle fractures heal within 10-12 weeks without surgical intervention, but if the fracture is significantly displaced or shifted then surgery may be a better option for best results. ...Read more

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What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

It depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures has evolved quite a lot over the last decade. The orphic peaty community used to believe that everyone did well as long as their fracture healed. We now know that is not the case. There are many instances where surgery is needed to realign the fracture fragments. That being said, a number of fractures are still managed in a sling, without surgery. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a fractured clavicle?

How do you know if you have a fractured clavicle?

Xrays.: If you had significant trauma to the shoulder region and continue to have pain, I would recommend a plain Xray with an orthopaedic consultation. ...Read more

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