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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.
lordkrishna responded:
Hi Mate,
I think, It's been already more than 3 years, could you tell me, how is your shoulder now? I have also broken my left clavicle bone, it seems just like your fracture, Please let me know, what did you do, did you need surgery or it had been healed without surgery ?
thank you
jesserobel replied to lordkrishna's response:
It didn't heal on its own and I still haven't gotten surgery. For the most part it's not noticeable, but I can no longer sleep on my left side without sharp pain.

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