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Suggest treatment for collar bone fracture in a child

My daughter (4.5 YRS) got her collar bone fractured from middle portion. Orthopedician suggested 8 figure sling. 15 d post injury, when it was reexamined by X-ray, no rejoining by then and broken portions were a bit more apart, in comparison to the time of injury. How much time it may take to heal properly and bone rejoining ?
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
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Hi,

Collar bone fracture unites gradually even if it is displaced. It needs surgery almost never. Any delay or mal-alignment of union will not cause any functional issues to shoulder. Figure of 8 helps initial immobilisation and pain relief. Healing usually occur by 4-6 weeks. Your orthopedist will discuss in details.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK
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Suggest treatment for collar bone fracture in a child

Hi, Collar bone fracture unites gradually even if it is displaced. It needs surgery almost never. Any delay or mal-alignment of union will not cause any functional issues to shoulder. Figure of 8 helps initial immobilisation and pain relief. Healing usually occur by 4-6 weeks. Your orthopedist will discuss in details. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK