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I have a mid shaft clavicle break. I am female age 60. What

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I have a mid shaft clavicle break. I am female age 60. What are my chances of successful healing without surgery?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have seen a surgeon / doctor. I am taking over the counter meds (tylenol & ibuprophin (spell)
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I do not do well with sulfur drugs (vomit). I take some vitamins -AREDS2 for macular degeneration, red yeast rice, mltiple vitamin & calciu oops calcium
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have scoliosis
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Is it a displaced fracture or just a crack through the bone?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

The phone call offer wasn't from me and you don't have to accept it

But could you please answer my question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fracture is completely through and one piece is displaced above the other
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.


Then the fracture may heal on its own but you'd be left with a large callus--extra bone in that area--and it might limit your shoulder motion

So I would say that in your case that should be surgically repaired with a plate to realign the collar bone

Please let me know if you need any more information