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Clavicle fracture - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
User :   Hi
User :   How can I help you?
User :   20days back i met with an accident and my right clavicle got fractured, i visited ramaiah hospital, they took x-ray..
User :   and they put sling
User :   Ok
User :   i have to wear this sling for 3-4 weeks
User :   Ok
User :   is there any serious problem of this fracture?
User :   Well I suppose yours must be a simple clavicle fracture
User :   Which heals very fast
User :   its lateral end fracture and displaced
User :   And has no complicaitons
User :   i can see lateral end broken piece seperated from clavicle
User :   I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   in x-ray
User :   age-32,Occupation:Technical lead in software company ; Location:Bangalore ; Marital Status: Married
User :   Ok
User :   You mean that the end piece of the clavicle is broken
User :   yes
User :   How do you know its the lateral end
User :   in the x-ray report they have mentioned
User :   Ok
User :   Have they mentioned which type
User :   meaning
User :   sorry, what do you mean by type?
User :   whether its type 1, 2, or 3
User :   Is it 1/3 rd of the medial side of the clavicle
User :   no, i went through google and felt that its grop 2
User :   I mean lateral end
User :   yes
User :   Ok, I dont think you need surgery as this heals non operatively
User :   It requires a sling for 2-4 weeks
User :   And also assissted movements for another 3-4 weeks
User :   is that broken piece will join to clavicle end again?
User :   Do you have a bump which you can feel
User :   i dont see difference between two shoulders
User :   Ok, then it will join again
User :   Also it has no complicaitons
User :   You can even try a clavicular brace if its more convenient
User :   Is there anything else?
User :   Are you there?
User :   I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help u with?
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