Orthopedics in London CONDITIONS GUIDELINES
Where do you have pain or impairments that restrict you in everyday life or during sport?
Our team of first-class medical experts is at your disposal regardless of your orthopaedic condition. Our specialties include shoulder, hands and feet, spine, hip and groin, knee, foot and ankle.
The following treatment approaches are not a substitute for a personal consultation by an experienced physician or professional therapist.
CLAVICLE FRACTURE / BROKEN COLLARBONE
This is damage to the collarbone, lying between the ribcage (sternum) and shoulder blade (scapula), that connects the arm to the body.
Direct blow to the shoulder; fall on outstretched arm.
Pain along the front of the shoulder; difficulty lifting the arm; sagging shoulder; bruising; swelling; a bump or deformity on the fracture site.
Medical examination; X-ray; CT scan.
sling; anti-inflammatories; gentle exercise programme to restore muscle strength and ease stiffness.
if bones are displaced: realignment of the collarbone with plates and screws.