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How to treat a broken collar bone?

Q: In a motor cycle accedent my left shoulder bone broke into 2. An orthopedic doctor put bandage in the same overlapped condition, and said that there is no problem even it cures in the overlaped stste. Kindly clear my doubt, whether any problem can come up in future if the broken shoulder bone joins in the overlapped state?

A:The collar bone has a great potential for remodelling, hence overlapping is alright and should not be a problem in future. Very rarely there is a need to operate to fix it anatomically.


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