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How long will a broken clavicle take to heel?
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In brief: 2 months
Broken bones usually take 8 to 10 weeks to heal if immobilized.
Too much motion = delayed healing!

In brief: 2 months
Broken bones usually take 8 to 10 weeks to heal if immobilized.
Too much motion = delayed healing!
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Dr. Marybeth Crane
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 6-8 weeks.
It should heal in 6-8 weeks, assuming that there are no other complications, and that there's no need for surgery.

In brief: 6-8 weeks.
It should heal in 6-8 weeks, assuming that there are no other complications, and that there's no need for surgery.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Bones typically
Take 6-8 weeks to heal.
Important factors would be if the fracture is displaced or comminuted or simple and well aligned. Factors like smoking, low vitamin d could stall or lengthen healing time.

In brief: Bones typically
Take 6-8 weeks to heal.
Important factors would be if the fracture is displaced or comminuted or simple and well aligned. Factors like smoking, low vitamin d could stall or lengthen healing time.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 6 weeks
While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time.
This is due to the soft tissue injury that also occurred at the time of the fracture.

In brief: 6 weeks
While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time.
This is due to the soft tissue injury that also occurred at the time of the fracture.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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