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What are the signs of a broken collar bone?

What are the signs of a broken collar bone?

Many: I would add difficulty arising from laying down or getting out of that comfy chair without help. You feel better holding it close to you and not letting it swing free. ...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 ...Read more


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Symptoms of a broken tail bone ?

Symptoms of a broken tail bone ?

Pain: Difficulty sitting or walking for that matter, . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a broken bone vs. Just a bruised bone?

What are the symptoms of a broken bone vs. Just a bruised bone?

Fractured bone?: Both conditions are painful. On examination, both can be tender as well. The best way to differentiate is to get an xray. Some fractures may not show up on plain xray, but that is the best place to start. Occasionally, if xrays are not conclusive, but symptoms persist, other studies such as MRI can be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Dislocated knee: Differentiate between dislocated patella and a dislocated knee--but, yes, both can cause fracture and bone bruise. Higher energy injury may be the culprit. ...Read more

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The ER says I have fractured my ankle and broken off a chip of bone is this both a fracture or is the bone chip the fracture???????

The ER says I have  fractured my ankle and broken off a chip of bone is this both a fracture or is the bone chip the fracture???????

Fracture: Any bone break, as simple as cracks in the bone, or as complex as the bone being broken into pieces, is a fracture. Your fractured ankle requires treatment. Please see an Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

Groin or Butt Pain: For an acute fracture there will be groin pain worsened by moment of the hip. Stress fractures have also been described. Those with stress fractures may complain of buttock pain or posterior thigh pain aggravated by exercise such as running. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

Often the same: Symptoms of hand fracture and sprain include pain, swelling and decreased motion. Hand fractures and sprains can occur from similar mechanisms of injury. Moreover, what looks like a simple sprain can be a complex fracture that requires treatment (immobilization or surgery). Therefore, it is important to be evaluated if symptoms from hand/finger injuries don't improve after a few days. ...Read more

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What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a broken collar bone and a fractured one?

Whats the difference between a broken collar bone and a fractured one?

Clavicle: A broken collar bone and fracture are really the same. You can have a seperation of the clavicle from the sternum. That is different. As always ask your doctor to explain what they found on x-ray to you. Ask them to explain when family are present to help remind you later. Be well. Always wear a seat belt. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a broken or fractured elbow?

What are the symptoms of a broken or fractured elbow?

Pain: Pain on bending or locking clicking point tenderness swelling echymosis see a doctor who can take an xray if they feel it is necessary. ...Read more

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Is a wedge fracture and a partially crushed bone in your spine serious?

Is a wedge fracture and a partially crushed bone in your spine serious?

Can be: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Dislocation: Shoulder dislocation is worse because if it does not heal then it can lead to recurrent dislocation. The collar bone fractures heal in 99% cases & most of the heal with conservative management. ...Read more

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Which kind of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

Which kind of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

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

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Can a fracture in one arm bone accompany a fracture in another?

Menopausal?: It can if your bones have lost their density as in osteoporosis or osteopenia, you must also exclude bone illness. I suggest seeing your gyn and getting a bone desitometry study. I laso suggest daily supplementation of calcium with vitamin d (os cal plus d). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sesamoid bone injury?

Pain over the area: Sesamoid bones are very small bones that are separate from a larger nearby bone. They are difficult to injure and almost too small to fracture. There is no specific treatment, just pain management. ...Read more

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I have a broken collar bone, what to do?

Have it evaluated.: The doctor will let you know what needs to be done depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a broken collar bone?

Many: I would add difficulty arising from laying down or getting out of that comfy chair without help. You feel better holding it close to you and not letting it swing free. ...Read more

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How bad does a broken collar bone usually hurt?

How bad does a broken collar bone usually hurt?

Moderate to severe: A broken collar bone, which is quite common in forward fall situations, can cause moderate to severe pain. Pain from fractures is due to the ends of the fractures "rubbing" on each other. The collar bone is strut that is the only bony attachment between the shoulder and the axial skeleton. Therefore, nearly any movement of the arm and shoulder will move the collar bone. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken collar bone to heal?

How long will it take for a broken collar bone to heal?

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

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How long will it take for a surgery to reset a broken collar bone?

How long will it take for a surgery to reset a broken collar bone?

Short term...: Operative repair of a broken(fractured) collar bone takes a few hours once one is actually in the operating room; recovery from the procedure itself also takes a few hours; and probably at least an overnight stay in the hospital. The recovery from a fractured collar bone is another story... ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the most comfortable way to sleep with a broken collar bone?

Can you tell me about the most comfortable way to sleep with a broken collar bone?

Collar bone: Try sleeping on the side opposite the break. You can also try taking some pain medication before you go to bed. Sometimes it helps to sleep in a reclining chair. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed to take 1-2, 5mg percocets every 4-6 hours for a broken collar bone. When I take them, I start to feel hot. Is this normal?

I'm prescribed to take 1-2, 5mg percocets every 4-6 hours for a broken collar bone. When I take them, I start to feel hot. Is this normal?

Pain Meds: Narcotic pain medications, like Percocet, have lots of side-effects. Most common are drowsiness, nausea, constipation, and restlessness. Feeling "hot" may be from the medication or from the inflammatory reaction your body takes to heal the clavicle fracture. Regardless, pain from clavicle fractures tends to ease rapidly. Recommend using the Percocet for only a few days, then just plain tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you have a broken collar bone witout any showing of swelling or brusing?

Yes: If the fracture is small enough you may not have any significant swelling or bruising. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a broken collar bone and a fractured one?

Clavicle: A broken collar bone and fracture are really the same. You can have a seperation of the clavicle from the sternum. That is different. As always ask your doctor to explain what they found on x-ray to you. Ask them to explain when family are present to help remind you later. Be well. Always wear a seat belt. ...Read more

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Are babies born with a broken collar bone in a significant amount of pain?

Are babies born with a broken collar bone in a significant amount of pain?

No: Based on experience with both infants and older children with fracture clavicles, the fracture per se does not appear particularly painful, unless the arm is manipulated. That is why stabilizing the arm is an important step in managing this condition, which generally heals itself within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Dislocation: Shoulder dislocation is worse because if it does not heal then it can lead to recurrent dislocation. The collar bone fractures heal in 99% cases & most of the heal with conservative management. ...Read more

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Broken collar bone hurts?

Yep, I bet it does: Most heal without surgery without resulting in significant residual pain and/or dysfunction. If the doctor is concerned that it won't heal without surgery or that it would heal and result in pain and/or dysfunction, the doctor will discuss surgery. Those that require surgery usually do great after surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat broken collar bone?

Splint: Usually a figure 8 splint is good enough for most cases. Some that are dislocated or poorly aligned require surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat my broken collar bone?

Splint: A simple splint is all that is usually needed. It is called a figure of eight. It is a wrap that gpoes in front of each shoulder and crosses in the back and distracts the shoulders and the broken ends of the collar bone also. ...Read more

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What is the broken collar bone recovery timeline?

What is the broken collar bone recovery timeline?

6-12 weeks: The time it takes for your clavicle or collarbone to heal depends on several factors: 1) the location of the fracture, i.e. In middle or at the end of the bone 2) the alignment of the broken ends 3) your age - children heal more quickly than adults (who may need up to 12 weeks). Treatment is conservative and include a splint to keep your shoulder from moving, a sling for your arm and pain meds. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a man has broken collar bone?

Sling for 4-8 wks: Clavicle (collarbone) fractures are one of the most commonly broken bones. The majority are treated non-surgical with a sling, shoulder immob, or figure 8 splint. Clavicle can accept a fair amount of displacement prior to requiring surgery. The healing time is 2-4 months depending on age (younger = faster). ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from broken collar bone?

Collar bone: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to keep fit with broken collar bone?

What are some exercises to keep fit with broken collar bone?

Depends: This depends upon the recommendation from your orthopedic physician. The recumbent stationary bike is typically a good option for cardio fitness without aggravating the fracture. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist before attempting any exercise. ...Read more

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