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What is the most common treatment for a clavicle fractures?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

Depends on the location of the fracture, displacement, shortening, etc.
However the most common treatment remains, non operative treatment in a sling for a short period and watchful waiting.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the location of the fracture, displacement, shortening, etc.
However the most common treatment remains, non operative treatment in a sling for a short period and watchful waiting.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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