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What would happen if you broken your collar bone and never told anybody for a very long time?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: No one would know

Odds are in your favor. Even without treatment, most collar bone fractures heal uneventfully.
5% of the time a nonunion or malunion would result in continued problems. If you're not having problems, then no worries. If pain or shoulder problems, then make an appt. With an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: No one would know

Odds are in your favor. Even without treatment, most collar bone fractures heal uneventfully.
5% of the time a nonunion or malunion would result in continued problems. If you're not having problems, then no worries. If pain or shoulder problems, then make an appt. With an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Clavicle fracture

The clavicle fractures that we see in practice are almost always treated closed.
If i fix one a year that is alot. As dr. Degruccio stated they undoubtedly almost always heal uneventfully in 6-8 weeks. If you still had tenderness over the fracture site at 8 weeks i would be concerned. I am not really sure what you mean by "never told anybody for a very long time". Is there something else ?

In brief: Clavicle fracture

The clavicle fractures that we see in practice are almost always treated closed.
If i fix one a year that is alot. As dr. Degruccio stated they undoubtedly almost always heal uneventfully in 6-8 weeks. If you still had tenderness over the fracture site at 8 weeks i would be concerned. I am not really sure what you mean by "never told anybody for a very long time". Is there something else ?
Dr. Bruce Prager
Dr. Bruce Prager
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It would heal

Collar bone fractrues almost always heal on their own but they hurt like heck so if you think your collar bone is broken seek help to get some pain meds.

In brief: It would heal

Collar bone fractrues almost always heal on their own but they hurt like heck so if you think your collar bone is broken seek help to get some pain meds.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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