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How will having broken collar bone affect my long-term health?
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Should not
Majority of clavicle fractures heal uneventfully unless severely fragmented, shortened or located more at distal end of bone (closer to shoulder).
Once healed there will likely be a prominence at the sight of healing but should not be painful. Persistent pain for more than 4-6 mos suggests failure of healing and surgery could be necessary to induce healing.

In brief: Should not
Majority of clavicle fractures heal uneventfully unless severely fragmented, shortened or located more at distal end of bone (closer to shoulder).
Once healed there will likely be a prominence at the sight of healing but should not be painful. Persistent pain for more than 4-6 mos suggests failure of healing and surgery could be necessary to induce healing.
Dr. Darren Corteen
Dr. Darren Corteen
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It depends
Most likely no. You may have a lump over the fracture result from healing; some people do not like this from cosmetics point of view.

In brief: It depends
Most likely no. You may have a lump over the fracture result from healing; some people do not like this from cosmetics point of view.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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