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What Is The Main Difference Between A Broken And Fractured Clavicle
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
Squeezed nerve in shoulder which inflamed in arm/hand or carpel tunnel. How do you know the difference? X-Ray no swelling,no fracture.Pain not leaving
Needs examination : If I understand it right, you would like to know the difference between pain radiating from spine in the neck towards the arm and localized pain in the hand from carpal tunnel syndrome. A thorough evaluation is the first step followed by imaging of the spine and/ or provocation test at the wrist level. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Over recent years, we have become more aggressive with operative fixation of clavicle fractures as the rate of them not healing is higher than we had originally thought. There are certain patient and radiographic factors that lead us down dichotomous paths of operative vs. Non-operative fixation. A sling and pain medicine is the only conservative measure that can be offered in the meantime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a year ago i fractured my left clavicle at a 40 degree angle. It still juts out but it's not broken. I have pain in the area now. Why? Any advic
Xray: I would get a new xray and make sure it is truly healed. ...Read more
Fracture clavicle bi: No it does not happen before birth, but it can happen during difficult birth sometimes. ...Read more
Clavicle fracture: 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 detail, please see http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00072. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Out patient: It is usually fairly quick and out patient. You should notice much less pain almost immediately if you have a plate put on it! good luck! ...Read more
I fractured my clavicle 2 days ago and im wonderring if after the 5-6 weeks, will there be scaring if any type/ bump? And will i be at full strength?
Unlikely: It is hard to know without seeing the x-ray, but in general clavicle fractures heel well because if the forces places on them by the muscle attachment. Bones do "scar" and sometimes there is a slight bump at the fracture site. One side might look slightly different than the other, but it should be barely noticeable and certainly not disfiguring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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