Broken collarbone surgery

Many broken collarbones can be treated with rest and slings, but some need to be surgically repaired. A broken collarbone surgery will help your collarbone heal correctly.

When the two parts of a broken collarbone are too far apart to heal on their own, you may need surgery. The surgeon will probably use metal hardware like plates, pins, and screws to hold the collarbone in place. This hardware may stay in or may come out after the bone is healed.

Once the bone is healed, you will probably have physical therapy to strengthen your arm and shoulder.

Surgeons to repair a broken collarbone

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