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I broke my left collarbone riding on an ATV on April 4 this year, & it has now been 4 weeks today. I have been wearing my figure 8 brace everyday & even to sleep & can feel the improvement. I have my Senior Prom next weekend & i was wondering if for just that one day i could not wear my brace? I asked the orthopaedic doctor & he said i should be able to put my hand in te air by then & even now i can do that but try not to do it as much as possible. But he never clarified if i had to wear my brace for that day, i know i should but i was wondering if there was nyway possible that i don't have to? I want my pictures to look nice & nt look ridiculous with my brace on. PLEASE HELP!


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replied May 4th, 2009
General Q and A Answer A6511


Whether you can take the brace off depends solely on the actual situation of your collar bone. An X-ray might be needed to decide whether the brace can be removed without future complications. This decision has to be made only by the orthopedist who is responsible for your present treatment.


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