Hello. My little son injured his collar bone. To be more precise, he has collar bone fracture. I want to know what the treatment is for collar bone fracture. I am asking you this because I do not think that his orthopedist did what he could. I hope you will understand my care and you will answer me this. Thank you!
Hello. I really do understand your care, but, on the other hand I am sure that your son’s orthopedist done what he can. I am telling you this because recommended treatment for collar bone fracture is resting. Also, I assume that your boy wears arm in a sling now (am I right?). If you are not so sure about treatment, you should contact some other orthopedist, but I am almost sure that anyone else will tell you same as I did.
1. Get Medical Help Immediately
- Get the person to a hospital emergency room or to a health care provider.
2. Immobilize the Arm
- Avoid moving the affected arm.
- Hold the arm close to the body with the other arm or a sling with the hand raised higher than the elbow.
3. Reduce Pain and Swelling
- Apply ice for pain and swelling.
- Give over-the-counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for pain unless there is a break in the skin over the fracture, which may require surgery.
4. Follow Up
- The health care provider will examine the shoulder and may X-ray the shoulder and chest.
- The health care provider may put the arm in a sling to immobilize it and apply a figure eight strap to help maintain shoulder position. Surgery is rarely required.