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High Left Clavicle Fracture, Surgery Required? (X-Rays Included)
An_245291 posted:
I fractured my left clavicle a little under two weeks ago falling on it while playing baseball. I don't have health insurance so I went to a local UTC to get x-rays on the cheap(ish).

Apparently most clavicle fractures will heal over time if you immobilize the arm with a sling. But after looking at the x-rays I'm paranoid that the two ends of my clavicle at the break have too much separation.

It's hard for me to decipher exactly what's what in the x-ray, nor can I tell the orientation of the fracture. Will I be ok without surgery?
bonebabe responded:
You need to see an orthopedic. They can work out a payment plan with you. If the bone heals incorrectly it can lead to all sorts of issues and could possibly result in having a deliberate break and surgery down the road.

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