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I need an opinion on an xray from a fall. I heard from 1

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I need an opinion on an xray from a fall. I heard from 1 doctor it was an old break and from another he wasn't clear ..I have what they say might be an old collar bone fracture but the other technician said they are not clear if it is that or a deformaty
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
added xray please read
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Your Xray suggests there is a fracture of the distal third of the clavicle or the collar bone.

This is considered type 1 fracture since there is mild angulation.

The intact ligaments hold the proximal segment of the clavicle in normal place.

The collar bone can be immobilized adequately with a sling and should heal over 8 to 12 weeks.

No further intervention is needed usually.

Sometimes there may not be adequate healing evidenced by subsequent Xrays after 4 weeks.

That will require referral to orthopedic surgeon.

Best wishes,
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