before the operation. Just wondering if once the break is realigned do they create a new bleed so the bones will want to heal together? Seems like the ends might have already attempted to re-unionize and not want to bond as well as a fresh break? Thanks for any explanation.
Hi Clavicle, although two weeks seems like a very long time, new bone growth normally doesn't happen for about six weeks. Do you know if they are putting a plate and screws in or a mini-rod? If plate and screws, the doc will clean up the fracture site, removing any blood clots and bone chips, then realign and put plate on. If it is a rod, doc will run a small guide rod down the clavicle and by manipulation, align the second part of fracture and continue with the guide rod, until both pieces are aligned. Once that is complete, he will run the permanent rod, over guide rod until in place. Now the guide rod is removed, and viola!! you are on your way to good healing. Probably put you in a shoulder immobilizer or an arm sling. Ask more if you need to. Good luck!!! L
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