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What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It depends
Most clavicle fractures are treated without surgery.
When they are severely displaced or shortened surgery is indicated.

In brief: It depends
Most clavicle fractures are treated without surgery.
When they are severely displaced or shortened surgery is indicated.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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