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My son feel and they said he fractured his collarbone but

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My son feel and they said he fractured his collarbone but X-ray shows no fracture but clavicle is bent. He was also born with a fractured collarbone too. He is in a lot of pain and won't sit still. Once the pain kicks in he keeps crying
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also, my older daughter grabbed him today and he cried himself to sleep from pain. Should I take him back to the hospital?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your son and his collar bone pain

thanks for the xray.

I don't see a fracture on the xray.

at least he was able to get to sleep.

ask his doctor at next follow up if they can prescribe lidocaine cream or ointment on the area so you can put on some numbing cream to help decrease pain

you should use oral tylenol for him to help him decrease pain.

over time his collar bone pain will get better

if he is able to fall asleep, his pain is not keeping him up and his pain will get better

let me know if you have other questions

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It looks bent? I'm confused then why he's in so much pain and won't use his left arm?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

the collar bone is normally suppose to be bent

that is normal bending of the collar bone

he needs more time

he will grow into his shoulder and be able to use his arm more with more time.

doing surgery now is not really a good idea at his age and size.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. It's weird because then I have no idea why he's in so much pain when he uses his arm or you touch the area
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

he most likely has some scar tissue from his prior shoulder dislocation when he was born.