Choosing the best doctor for a Clavicle Fracture in New York and Brooklyn
Choosing the best doctor for a Clavicle Fracture in New York and Brooklyn is an important decision. Clavicle Fractures (Collar Bone Fractures) can be a difficult problem to treat. Dr. Cagle has extensive experience treating Clavicle Fractures utilizing the most cutting edge minimally invasive techniques and technologies.
WHAT IS A CLAVICLE FRACTURE?
A fracture or break of the Clavicle Bone (collar bone) often occurs with an injury. This represents an injury to the bone that connects the shoulder to the chest.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CLAVICLE FRACTURE?
A Clavicle Fracture is typically associated with an injury or trauma. The fracture may cause pain along the shoulder and difficulty using the arm. If you suspect you have a Clavicle Fracture, an urgent appointment within 1 week is recommended.
HOW IS A CLAVICLE FRACTURE DIAGNOSED?
A Clavicle Fracture is diagnosed by a combination of injury history, symptoms, a physical examination and x-rays. Sometimes a CT scan may be needed.
HOW IS A CLAVICLE FRACTURE TREATED?
Not all Clavicle Fractures require surgery. In fact, shoulder specialists like Dr. Cagle can manage the treatment of many types of fractures without any need for a surgical procedure. If the fracture is displaced or significantly injured, then surgery may be necessary.
HOW IS THE SURGERY PERFORMED?
Surgical treatment of a Clavicle Fracture involves the repair of the fractured bone fragments. The surgical repair, commonly called an open reduction and internal fixation, is an open procedure, and many individuals can go home the same day of surgery.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
After a Clavicle Fracture Repair recovery occurs in stages. Dr. Cagle personalizes the recovery program to each situation. A sling is typically worn after surgery for a period of 4-6 weeks to protect the repair. After surgery, each person progresses through a focused course of physical therapy to help them quickly regain their shoulder function and strength.