Clavicle fracture treatments varies from patient to patient. This will depend on the specific location of the fracture, the type of fracture, the severity, and the patient’s age and overall condition. Call or Whatsapp us for an appointment at 64762106.

Clavicle Fracture Treatments

Clavicle Fracture – Arm Slings

In a mild clavicle fracture or the position of the fracture that is still parallel, treatment generally only involves inserting a sling or arm sling. This arm support or sling serves to keep the fracture in the right position and limit the movement of the broken bone during the healing process.

This is the most common form of treatment for non-surgical clavicle fracture. These aids are generally given immediately after a bone has fractured until the bone has healed or fused back together on its own.

Clavicle Fracture Medications

The pain in people with clavicle fractures is often unbearable. Therefore, our specialist generally will provide pain relievers to deal with pain and inflammation that occurs.

You can also prescribe stronger medications for clavicle fractures to treat more pain and inflammation.

Clavicle Fracture Physiotherapy

Clavicle fracture physiotherapy is needed to prevent stiffness in the shoulder. Even if you feel pain, the shoulders and arms need to be moved to reduce and prevent stiffness in the shoulder.

This therapy is generally started as soon as an injury occurs or once you start treatment. During this time, the therapist will begin practicing light, gentle movements in the elbow area to reduce the stiffness that is common after an injury.

After the bone has healed and the pain has subsided, your doctor may recommend rehabilitation exercises or additional physical therapy to restore muscle strength, joint motion, and flexibility.

Clavicle Fracture Operation

Surgery may be needed if a broken collarbone has penetrated the skin, has shifted away, or is broken into several pieces. This fracture surgery procedure is performed to return the fracture to its normal position and keep the bone from moving and remaining in the right position.

To maintain the position of the bone, the doctor will place a fixation device, in the form of a plate, screw, pin, or something else, on the part of the broken bone. When using plates and screws on the surface of the bone, it is generally not necessary to remove or remove the fixator once your bone heals, unless you experience irritation.

However, when using pins or screws, the fixator usually has to be removed once your bone heals. The reason is, the installation of these tools is more likely to cause irritation.

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