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

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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: X-ray

Followup xrays will show it is healing.
Also reduction in pain is a good clinical sign it is healing as well.

In brief: X-ray

Followup xrays will show it is healing.
Also reduction in pain is a good clinical sign it is healing as well.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Clavicle fracture

The fracture becomes less painful to the touch.
Xrays are typically done to confirm healing.

In brief: Clavicle fracture

The fracture becomes less painful to the touch.
Xrays are typically done to confirm healing.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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