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Doctor insights on: Rehabilitation For A Broken Collar Bone After Surgery

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Can i travel with fractured humerus bone after a surgery?

Can i travel with fractured humerus bone after a surgery?

Yes: You could travel as long as you do not have serious complications. ...Read more

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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What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?

What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?

Open nonunion: Each fracture has its own personality: worse prognosis with open, comminuted, malunion, nonunion. It depends upon the host immunity, health, and healing potential of the bone and soft tissues. May be 6 weeks to 6 months. ...Read more

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How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

This depeds on the: Age and underlying medical health as well as physical condition of the patient as well as how well the surgery went in terms of any complications and adequacy of reduction of the fracture with good fixation in bone that is not soft or osteoporotic but one can expect 3 months on average. ...Read more

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As a patient what should I expect from bone fusion procedure for lisfranc dislocation?

As a patient what should I expect from bone fusion procedure for lisfranc dislocation?

Screws and a cast: You will have multiple screws and pins and will be in a cast or at least no weight to the foot for a couple of months. ...Read more

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Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?

Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?

Depends!: It depends on how displaced the fracture is! Some fractures have minimal displacement and no reduction is necessary. Surgery depends on the type of fracture, degree of displacement, other injuries, your state of health, etc. The orthopedist doing the treatment, will be able to answer your questions exactly. ...Read more

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery to correct scaphoid nonunion surgery screw placement or remove screw entirely. Had a schaphoid non union surgery 8/1/11. A week after the surgery (placement of a screw and bone graft) my surgeon did an xray and noticed that the scre

Should I have surgery to correct scaphoid nonunion surgery screw placement or remove screw entirely. Had a schaphoid non union surgery 8/1/11.  A week after the surgery (placement of a screw and bone graft) my surgeon did an xray and noticed that the scre

Sorry : Sorry you're going through all that. Especially since one of the advantages of the screw should be earlier return to function. If everyone agrees that the screw is protruding then you need to be cautious about leaving it as is because it may cause damage to the cartilage of the joint. Cartilage damage is hard to undo. "let it heal for 3 more months" makes little sense as it is already 4 months after the surgery so the bone should be healed, especially with graft. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is done for a collar bone fracture?

What is done for a collar bone fracture?

Most of them will : Heal.Historically, clavicle fractures have been considered best treated nonoperatively, with good outcomes. Management typically included the use of either a shoulder sling or a figure-of-eight brace. The vast majority of these fractures healed, with variable amounts of cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after plating of a humerus fracture?

How long is recovery after plating of a humerus fracture?

Variable: You do not mention what kind of fracture or how old you are. Children and adolescents heal a lot faster than older adults. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an orthopedic to perform surgery on a tibia fibula fracture and ankle fracture?

How long does it take for an orthopedic to perform surgery on a tibia fibula fracture and ankle fracture?

Fracture: Each fracture has its own personality: sometimes 30, 60 minutes or longer, especially if multiple pieces, displaced, intraarticular. ...Read more

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How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

Carefully: Usually, the subscapularis, one of the rotator cuff muscles is detached to enter the shoulder joint. This needs to heal for there to be a working shoulder. Usually, people are protected in a sling for 4 weeks. Only simple exercises are used during this time period. Following this therapy continues for 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Does the bone heal back after a laminaectomy surgery.

Does the bone heal back after a  laminaectomy surgery.

No: they remove the lamina. after several years, it can appear on MRI that the resected Bone has grown back, but by CT we always see a defect ...Read more

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Which has a longer recovery time: ankle replacement surgery or ankle fusion?

Which has a longer recovery time: ankle replacement surgery or ankle fusion?

Depends: Most total ankle replacements require a shorter period of being non weight bearing than ankle fusions. The decision for which of these treatment options is best should not be based on the recovery time but rather factors such as age, size, functional demands, etc. ...Read more

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How long after surgery to fix a fractured wrist plate and screw fixation can you drive a manual car?

Healing: Of a wrist fracture take somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks. Your doctor needs to evaluate your healing through x-rays and the films/images will show when your fracture is healed and ready for any activity. ...Read more

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Having ankle pain 7 months after surgery. They put a screw in ankle and fixed a coalition. Will a brace help?

Having ankle pain 7 months after surgery. They put a screw in ankle and fixed a coalition. Will a brace help?

Talk to your Surgeon: Depending on when your surgery was and the type of procedure done it may or may not be indicated. Talk to your surgeon for a clearer picture. ...Read more

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After humerus bone graft surgery, can we travel in a bike for near by places? Its been 2 months after the surgery.

Surgeries vary: but mostly there's been x-rays by this time to demonstrate the bones have come together. If the bones are solid, accidents can still break them back apart but short of more trauma, if they are healing, then low stresses are not bad. I cannot say in your particular case, but generally by 6 wk, some healing on x-ray. ...Read more

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How can I regain shape in leg after wearing a cast for a fractured femur?

How can I regain shape in leg after  wearing a cast for a fractured  femur?

An idea: As an idea that has worked for athletes that I work with is to use a stationary bike. U will need to have one with toe clips or baskets. You will use just the leg that you're trying to strengthen. The other leg will just hang. Using a hip flexor and extensor muscles you will just Pedal with the rehabilitating leg. Start with 10' and work up gradually. As u begin to feel equally balanced, use both ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more