Are bruising and swelling in the collarbone signs of a fracture after injury?
rest, ice, pain medication, sling, physiotherapy
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Even if it is a fracture, most fractured collarbones/clavicle heal without surgery though it would still be important to have imaging ( x ray) done if the pain is very severe.
Some types of fracture would require surgical repair, this is why an xray would be needed.
Treatment of most fraactured collar bone/clavicle involves--(1)a simple sling
(2) pain medication such as naproxen, ibuprofen, cataflam or voltaren
(3)rest of the injured area
(4)may need physiotherapy as well
AS mentioned, in some cases, if a fracture is present, surgery may be needed
It is possible that there is no fracture and only soft tissue injury, in that case- the sling, pain meds, rest and physio would still apply.
Surgery would not be needed for soft tissue injury.
You can continue to ice the area
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
if minimal activity
Since there has been improvement with the swelling and mobility then you can do very light duty. It would have to be minimal.
Please feel free to ask anything else
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