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What is the most common treatment for a clavicle fractures?

What is the most common treatment for a clavicle fractures?

Sling: Non-displaced clavicle fractures have a high rate of union, and are usually managed with sling for 6 weeks. Displaced fractures have a reasonable healing rate without surgery, but patients who have the fracture surgically stabilized feel better quicker, and have a quicker return to function. Surgery removes the possibility of healing with deformity, which may affect function. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

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 more

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What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?

Clavicle: If non-displaced and in the middle 1/3, non-surgical treatment includes rest in a sling. If displaced or broken in the distal 1/3, then surgical stabilization with plates, screws, pins, wires, etc. Is indicated. ...Read more

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5-7 mm of clavicle was taken off (Nov2015), MRI still shows server arthorosis/impingement. I'm in pain.What kind of treatment options would I have?

5-7 mm of clavicle was taken off (Nov2015), MRI still shows server arthorosis/impingement. I'm in pain.What kind of treatment options would I have?

Shoulder impingement: Removing the distal clavicle is part of the process to take the pressure off the rotator cuff tendons. Sometimes that is not enough to allow the rotator cuff tendons to completely heal. One has to understand that part of the problem is lack of healing of partially frayed rotator cuff tendons . So.. You may need to consider a second procedure to repair the tendons . ...Read more

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I just broke my clavicle. In 6-8 weeks with therapy, will i be able to resume soccer? Or ay least tennis?

I just broke my clavicle. In 6-8 weeks with therapy, will i be able to resume soccer? Or ay least tennis?

Yes: As long as the bone heals and you regain full range of motion of your shoulder, you should be able to return to soccer, tennis or any other activity. ...Read more

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Can ultrsonic therapy helps to heal epidermoid cyst below medial of left clavicle?

Not really!: It will however, shrink your wallet. This is not a proven therapy. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son fractured his collarbone. What kind of treatment is available?

My 4 yr old son fractured his collarbone. What kind of treatment is available?

Depends on situation: The collar bone has its own protective sleeve and is often cracked or bent rather than separated. In many kids, a simple crack is left alone and will heal over 3-4 weeks. If the bend/crack is more dramatic, a brace holding the shoulders back can line up the pieces so they will heal. ...Read more

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What do I do if I think my collarbone is dislocated? I also have 2 fractured ribs what can I do for treatment? I serve and bartender 60 hours a week

What do I do if I think my collarbone is dislocated?  I also have 2 fractured ribs what can I do for treatment? I serve and bartender 60 hours a week

Be seen: You would definitely want to be seen immediately. A dislocation if the collar bone from the sternoclavicular joint can even be life threatening. A dislocation from the acroimioclavicular joint is usually less serious, but it sometimes needs surgery. I would definitely be seen. ...Read more