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How can you treat a fractured clavicle?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: 3 options
Options include simple sling for 3-4 weeks, figure of 8 brace for 4-6 weeks, or surgery.
Most clavicle fractures heal within 10-12 weeks without surgical intervention, but if the fracture is significantly displaced or shifted then surgery may be a better option for best results.

In brief: 3 options
Options include simple sling for 3-4 weeks, figure of 8 brace for 4-6 weeks, or surgery.
Most clavicle fractures heal within 10-12 weeks without surgical intervention, but if the fracture is significantly displaced or shifted then surgery may be a better option for best results.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Check with Orthopode
Current practice is generally to provide a sling, and pain relief, and to allow the bone to heal itself, monitoring progress with x-rays every week or few weeks.
Surgery is employed in 5-10% of cases. However, a recent study supports primary plate fixation of completely displaced midshaft clavicular fractures in active adult patients[2].

In brief: Check with Orthopode
Current practice is generally to provide a sling, and pain relief, and to allow the bone to heal itself, monitoring progress with x-rays every week or few weeks.
Surgery is employed in 5-10% of cases. However, a recent study supports primary plate fixation of completely displaced midshaft clavicular fractures in active adult patients[2].
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually splinted
Usually this is treated by either immobilizing the shoulder in a sling or use of various splints - commonly a "figure 8" splint pulls back on the clavicle on each side and helps to relieve pain.

In brief: Usually splinted
Usually this is treated by either immobilizing the shoulder in a sling or use of various splints - commonly a "figure 8" splint pulls back on the clavicle on each side and helps to relieve pain.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Time, sling
Time, activity restrictions, sling.
We used to use figure of eight harnesses, but they were found to be no more effective than a simple sling.

In brief: Time, sling
Time, activity restrictions, sling.
We used to use figure of eight harnesses, but they were found to be no more effective than a simple sling.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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