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What does it mean when a man has broken collar bone?
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Dr. Arthur Christiano
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Sling for 4-8 wks
Clavicle (collarbone) fractures are one of the most commonly broken bones.
The majority are treated non-surgical with a sling, shoulder immob, or figure 8 splint. Clavicle can accept a fair amount of displacement prior to requiring surgery. The healing time is 2-4 months depending on age (younger = faster).

In brief: Sling for 4-8 wks
Clavicle (collarbone) fractures are one of the most commonly broken bones.
The majority are treated non-surgical with a sling, shoulder immob, or figure 8 splint. Clavicle can accept a fair amount of displacement prior to requiring surgery. The healing time is 2-4 months depending on age (younger = faster).
Dr. Arthur Christiano
Dr. Arthur Christiano
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Fracture collar bone
This what dose it means there crack in the collar bone.
Thank good luck.

In brief: Fracture collar bone
This what dose it means there crack in the collar bone.
Thank good luck.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Collar bone
This bone is called the clavicle.
The treatment for the fracture depends on where the bone is fractured and how displaced the fragments are. It can be treated with either a sling or surgery. This needs to be discussed with an orthopedist.

In brief: Collar bone
This bone is called the clavicle.
The treatment for the fracture depends on where the bone is fractured and how displaced the fragments are. It can be treated with either a sling or surgery. This needs to be discussed with an orthopedist.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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