How long does a clavicle fracture in a child take to heal?

6-8 weeks. Dont worry about the bump it is the new bone usedt o heal the frx.
Clavicle fractures. The good news is that clavicle fractures typically heal faster in children than adults. Although clavicle fractures can vary in severity, typically 1 week of immobilization per year of age up to 4 weeks is needed for a fracture to heal in a child. Contact sports should be avoided for a total of 6-8 weeks after the original injury.

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How long does clavicle fracture 100% displaced heal?

Did you have surgery. For a displaced fracture most often you need a surgical repair. Did you have this? Now generally the healing time is 6 weeks. However if the bones are osteoporotic the healing time could be indefinite . Read more...

How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Depends. Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. Read more...

How is a clavicle fracture in a baby diagnosed?

Tenderness. The fracture site will be painful even in babies. ( they may cry or grimmace) sometimes they won't use the affected arm and finally on exam you can feel the break it is called crepitence. Read more...
Pseudo paralysis. Clavicle fracture in a baby is suspected in large babies following a difficult vaginal delivery. There may be a muffled crepitus when pressing over the clavicle. Many times the baby will not spontaneously move the affected arm. Read more...

Is it possible to set and align a hairline clavicle fracture before it hardens or fully heal?

If it is a hairline. Fracture it is non-displaced (or not shifted out of alignment) and no setting or reduction of the fracture is necessary. If it is displaced significantly > 1-2cm and tenting skin surgery may need to be done. Read more...

Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery?

Varies. Varies somewhat based upon the degree if displacement. Most clavicle fractures do well with nonoperative care, and most are in the middle third of the clavicle. But the one type we do have to fix sometimes is badly displaced lateral clavicle fractures that involves the AC joint. I would discuss with your md. Read more...

What could cause clavicle fracture?

Trauma. Any trauma to the chest or a fall on an outstretched arm can lead to a fracture. If there is any disease that weakens the bone, e.g. Cancer or osteogenesis imperfecta, it can fracture more easily, but some sort of force still needs to be applied to break it. This is called a pathological fracture. A clavicle does not break without having some sort of force applied to it through abuse or injury. Read more...
Fall off of bicycle. Bike accident any fall ice hockey checking blunt trauma. Read more...
Direct blow. Typically, direct contact, such as a sports collision, or falling off a bicycle, and striking the ground with your shoulder. Read more...