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I wanted to know is clavicle (color bone) fracture a serious injury?

I wanted to know is clavicle (color bone) fracture a serious injury?

It could be.: Clavicles can have many different fracture patterns. Most heal uneventfully, but others can be a real problem. Please see an orthopedic shoulder specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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Is clavicle fracture create new bone?

Is clavicle fracture create new bone?

Yes: Yes, clavicle fractures usually heal with a lot of new bone causing a "lump" in the area that will usually then go on to remodel. ...Read more

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I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

See an orthopedist: If the clavicle is broken it need to be supporte and treated to prevent more displacement and long term impairment. ...Read more

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Clavicle (collar bone) pain, possibly a fracture, how to tell?

Get a medical exam: A medical examination can help you here. An x-ray of the clavicle can show if there is any fracture. But this is only likely if you have had some serious trauma. Otherwise it could be some internal disease of the clavicle...This too should show up on a plane film (x-ray) of the clavicle. ...Read more

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Do Diclofenac 100mg per day (1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing? My clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery. Stop?

Do Diclofenac 100mg per day (1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing? My clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery. Stop?

Maybe: It may interfere worth bone healing. Keep in mind, it usually takes about 6 weeks the fracture heal. Would be better to stop the medication and take vitamin D 5000 units daily for 6 weeks to help the bone healing.
If the bone is not well aligned, you may need surgery. ...Read more

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I met with an accident & broke my collar bone (clavicle right) my doctor advised me to wear a figure of 8 brace for 6weeks and the fracture will heal.

I met with an accident & broke my collar bone (clavicle right) my doctor advised me to wear a figure of 8 brace for 6weeks and the fracture will heal.

Most do heal well-: -with that treatment, but I always took into account the occupation & needs of the patient & many times would open & fix them so they were more able 2function. I used an intra medullary pin so there was no brace. But activities were limited 2 work or school. Had 2B careful as the pin could break. It was always able 2 B removed, but I had 2 pick the patients carefully. ...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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Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?

Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?

Clavicle fracture: If fracture with good bridging callus, then excise spur, if you definitely need surgery. If bone still not with adequate healing, consider plate, screws, & bone graft if it is painful. ...Read more

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When can I join gym I had a clavical bone fracture 6 months back?

Clavicle fracture: Your break should be well healed by now. I would encourage you to strengthen the muscles about the shoulder blade and rotator cuff to help you fully recover. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm getting a micro fracture surgery done on my shoulder in about 2 weeks. I have a bone cyst in my shoulder socket, how will this surgery help?

Hi, I'm getting a micro fracture surgery done on my shoulder in about 2 weeks. I have a bone cyst in my shoulder socket, how will this surgery help?

Get second opinion!: Shoulder surgery is the worst of all joint surgeries & takes months to heal. If you go ahead for surgery add all factors to enable rapid healing. Read drhoffman. Com &
Dr. Hoffman narrates beautifully his journey after his hip fracture from a fall during triatholon event. He had hip surgery & describes all the supplements he took for rapid union. ...Read more

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What could be causing my pain in my shoulder? I fractured a bone in my shoulder and the doctors said it has healed. My range of motion has mostly returned, but my arm is still weak and there is a constant pain when I move my arm. It is a dull pain, but it

What could be causing my pain in my shoulder? I fractured a bone in my shoulder and the doctors said it has healed. My range of motion has mostly returned, but my arm is still weak and there is a constant pain when I move my arm. It is a dull pain, but it

Regardless: Regardless of the fracture once it is healed you should not be having pain from the fracture proper. The fact that your motion returned tells me that this fracture had minimal to no displacement. The constant pain with activities with weakness is not something that will go away on its own. I have a very high index of suspicion for a rotator cuff tear or a labral tear. Other common problems include loose bodies (fragments of cartilage / bone chipped off at the moment of the injury), an impingement process from a slightly displaced fracture. Follow up x-rays should be performed and an MRI should be performed sooner than later. The doctor may prefer to do an MRI arthrogram if he feels you could have a labral tear or loose bodies. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in right side neck across shoulder an down arm could this be as fractured bone in the neck? On day 6 now with severe pain

Depends on history: If you had a trauma (fall, car accident, etc) then a fractured bone is possible and you should get an xray or ct scan asap. If no trauma, you could still have a pinched nerve and evaluation with health care provider and imaging is still a good idea. ...Read more

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Mother has a horizontal white line on shoulder x ray. In the middle of the bone. Had shoulder pain for months. Radiologist said could be a fracture.

X-ray findings: Could suggest fracture, especially in the context of trauma. Have your mother see an Orthopedist to review the x-ray as well as to obtain further history on your mother's shoulder pain. What helps, would be how long she has had pain, does it limit the use of her arm, was there any trauma, injury or fall that she suffered & what helps the pain. Hope this helps & please ask if any further questions ...Read more

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I feel like I have a bone or rib fracture on my thoractic spine. Between my shoulder blades hurt and I have a raised bump on my chest bone.

I feel like I have a bone or rib fracture on my thoractic spine. Between my shoulder blades hurt and I have a raised bump on my chest bone.

Be examined: The spine area may be a prominent spinal process and not abnormal, but a bump on sternum is unusual.
Some x-rays may be necessary to, sort out.
Thoracic surgeon most likely to be if help. ...Read more

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My husband had open heart surgery 2 months ago and has complained about a sore left shoulder ever since. Is this from the surgery? Shoulder was x-rayed and no broken bones.

My husband had open heart surgery 2 months ago and has complained about a sore left shoulder ever since. Is this from the surgery? Shoulder was x-rayed and no broken bones.

Need to see a doctor: This could be related to the heart surgery or other problems, such as neck problem, shoulder problem or refer pain from surgery, etc. You need to follow-up with your doctor to get further check-up. ...Read more

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Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning I dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that I fully immobilize my right arm

Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning I dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that I fully immobilize my right arm

Sling and swathe: Buy a shoulder sling that has a strap that goes around your waist to best immobilize it. This is called a shoulder immobilizer aka a sling and swathe. You really cannot cast a shoulder unless you want it wrapped around your chest. Also you may find sleeping in a easy chair or recliner will be much more comfortable for the first week or so. ...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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Its been 3.5 weeks since my clavicle fracture surgery. Itsgot good rom and strength. I am strongly considering someactivities like snowboarding on simple runs with no risk of fall. Should i?

Its been 3.5 weeks since my clavicle fracture surgery. Itsgot good rom and strength. I am strongly considering someactivities like snowboarding on simple runs with no risk of fall. Should i?

Understand the risks: Ultimately the rate of healing depends on the nature of the fracture and the quality of reduction at the the of surgery. This takes at least 6 weeks for best case scenario. There is a real risk for refracture and/or implant failure to occur if a significant impact injury is sustained before bony healing. Discuss the risks with your surgeon before putting yourself at risk. ...Read more

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What are common causes of bone pain, besides fractures? Can there be simple explanation besides cancers?

What are common causes of bone pain, besides fractures? Can there be simple explanation besides cancers?

Many: Pain can be caused by different mechanism/process- not just fracture-other things like inflammations, infections, truma, degenerative process, ischemia/lacking of blood supply- etc- these can give you pain. ...Read more

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Will the bone doctor give me a cast if simple fracture?

Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more

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How easily can a bone bruise turn into a stress fracture?

How easily can a bone bruise turn into a stress fracture?

Stress fractures: Are the result of excessive pressure or strss on bone for a prolonged period of time. Not from a single incident of trauma. So if there is no abnormal stress on bone, stress fracture should not occur. ...Read more

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How could I tell if my broken collarbone (fractured clavicle) is healing?

Pain level and xrays: The pain should be decreasing over the course of days/weeks, but that actually does not necessarily mean that the bone itself is healing. The only sure way to tell is repeat x-rays. ...Read more

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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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Is an orthopedic consult necessary for post-cpr fractured sternum and/or clavicles?

Is an orthopedic consult necessary for post-cpr fractured sternum and/or clavicles?

No: Youvshould follow up with your pmd if you have any difficulty with breathing or quality of pain worsens. ...Read more

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How does a baby fracture their clavicle as a baby?

How does a baby fracture their clavicle as a baby?

Trying to get out: The collar bone (clavicle) maintains the width of the torso as the baby exits the birth canal and enters the world. If its a tight fit, the collar bone may fracture or break when the baby squeezes through. This is not uncommon and usually heals without a problem, but nerve damage can occur although this is rare. ...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 is clavicle fracture typically treated?

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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How is a clavicle fracture in a baby diagnosed?

Pseudo paralysis: Clavicle fracture in a baby is suspected in large babies following a difficult vaginal delivery. There may be a muffled crepitus when pressing over the clavicle. Many times the baby will not spontaneously move the affected arm. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...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