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My mother has broken collar bone. Does that mean anything significant?
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Clavicle fracture
The clavicle is the term for the collarbone.
It is a very common bone to fracture and usually does not need surgery unless there is significant displacement. Most fractures heal uneventfully in a sling after 6-8 weeks. Physical therapy is usually started after it heals to prevent joint stiffness.

In brief: Clavicle fracture
The clavicle is the term for the collarbone.
It is a very common bone to fracture and usually does not need surgery unless there is significant displacement. Most fractures heal uneventfully in a sling after 6-8 weeks. Physical therapy is usually started after it heals to prevent joint stiffness.
Dr. Bruce Prager
Dr. Bruce Prager
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In brief: Depends
If she broke the bone from a fall and the xray only showed a fracture, then likely no.
If if broke on its own or with little trauma there may be bone loss from age or other causes. You can sometimes have bones break easily if there is an underlying tumor called a pathologic fracture. This would not be the most common thing.

In brief: Depends
If she broke the bone from a fall and the xray only showed a fracture, then likely no.
If if broke on its own or with little trauma there may be bone loss from age or other causes. You can sometimes have bones break easily if there is an underlying tumor called a pathologic fracture. This would not be the most common thing.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No unless
She have any complicatio with it, other wise she will okay.
Good luck thank you.

In brief: No unless
She have any complicatio with it, other wise she will okay.
Good luck thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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