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Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?

Clavicle is a strut: The clavicle is the only connection the scapula (and the rest of the arm) has to the rest of the skeleton. The clavicle acts as a strut to keep the scapula in the proper position. A shortened clavicle from a break can cause the scapula to become hunched forward, affecting its mobility. ...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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How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

Individual: Depends on the extent of the fracture, the location and pain. Probably 4 weeks would allow some swimming. These can heal quickly and if "cracked" but not through and through or displaced, you may get in sooner. Do not do any activity unless approved by your doctor. Don't be a pain in the neck and don't swim away from your responsibilities! ...Read more

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What could cause clavicle fracture ?

Fall off of bicycle: Bike accident any fall ice hockey checking blunt trauma. ...Read more

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How long will a broken clavicle take to heel?

How long will a broken clavicle take to heel?

2 months: Broken bones usually take 8 to 10 weeks to heal if immobilized. Too much motion = delayed healing! ...Read more

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Is a broken clavicle for a 16 year old 6-8 weeks?

Multiple ?: If I am not mistaken this is a repeat ? Which is ok at 6-8 wks your fracture , if it is a reasonably simple one , should be solid enough for day to day activities but no rough stuff that would be ok around 5-6 months as i told you before full remodeling is a 2 year thing take vit d it helps with the healing as i said before 1000iu/25#body wt good luck be careful/ discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

Really bad: Like coming through the skin. Surgery is almost never done on a broken claviclre ...Read more

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After 2 weeks with a broken clavicle, should I still be icing? The pain is going away very fastly but i was told 6 more weeks. Would ice speed it ip?

After 2 weeks with a broken clavicle, should I still be icing? The pain is going away very fastly but i was told 6 more weeks. Would ice speed it ip?

Follow Dr advice: Follow your doctor's advice , ice is not going to help you in healing , if pain is subsiding with it use it , make sure go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

How should I stay fit when my broken clavicle is healing?

Healing fracture: Exercise by walking and avoid movement in the shoulder area. Live a healthy life style. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Take a multivitamin made from food, and multi-minerals with calcium, magnesium and zinc. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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How is clavicle fracture typically treated?

Depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures widely varies depending on the location of the fracture, the amount of shortening of the clavicle, involvement of surrounding soft tissues, including the overlying skin. Lots of fractures can be treated with a sling and time, certain fractures have superior outcomes with surgical care. ...Read more

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