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Broken clavicle after an accident. Pain and restricted movement at the joint. Can this be fixed?

Hi, I had a motorcycle accident probably 5 years ago. The result was a broken clavicle at the join tho the shoulder . Recently I have had a constant dull aching, getting worse at night when I sleep. I think the break has bonded as the bone does t move like it used to. But all the same, the pain is still there. In your oppinion, would this be something I can have fixed or is this the general consequence? Kindest regards John
Asked On : Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, John,
Thanks for query.
If fracture clavicle not corrected at the time of incident resulting in mal united fracture, may give problem of having pain on the part.
Go for physio therapy of the shoulder joint and clavicular muscles.
If deformity is more then take opinion of orthopedic surgeon.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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  Anonymous's Response
Hello Dear

In most of the cases approx. 90% cases fracture clavicle was not fixed and usually treated with clavicle brace or arm pouch sling or figure of 8 bandage depending upon the nature of fracture.

Fracture clavicle was only fixed if the fracture site was extremely on the lateral side. Than it was fixed with k-wires to maintain AC jiont.

As you as saying you are not able to move your shoulder as much your other shoulder, you can be pain due to frozen shoulder or restricted movement of the shoulder.

You must consult physiotherapist for regular exercise and opening the movements of the shoulder. I think it will help you.

Take Care

Dr. Dinesh
Answered: Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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