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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: Broken clavicle lump
|the - Mon May 25, 2009 10:35 pm||
I broke my clavicle, which was a green stick fracture, then rebroke it 9 weeks later. Now it seems to be growing a bone lump not on the actual spot of thebreak. Is this bad?
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:09 pm||
Not at all bad to have a lump on the clavicle following a fracture.
With clavicle fractures the bone is usually not reset and no surgery is needed.
You will need to watch for numbness, tingling, pins and needles, and/or weakness in the hand on the side of the fracture. Occasionally, a nerve gets damaged with clavicle fractures and can cause these symptoms.
Your orthopedist can reassess the fracture at the 6-8 week mark to make sure the bone is healing properly.
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