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Quick background story. I broke my right clavicle in a cycling related incident on November 2015. The broken clavicle has a 2.4cm overlap. I have not put much attention to this, I allowed to heal naturally under doctor recommendation even though I wanted surgery.

It is now June 2017, a year and half went by. I never noticed it until a couple weeks ago. My right shoulder is visibly shorter than my left. Every time I look in the mirror I see it. It has turned into an insecurity and I feel as it my body image could be better if both shoulders were symmetrical.

So the question is. Are there any operations I could take to "extend" my right collarbone another 2.4cm? Possibly a rebreak? Thank you for your time.


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replied June 18th, 2017
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First you need to get a Xray of the clavicle, which can detect presence of malunion of the clavicle (defective union of the fractured ends of the clavicle).

If malunion is confirmed and a physical examination confirmed defect in range of motion of your shoulder joint, then you may need a corrective surgery to fix the Malunion.

Consult a orthopedic doctor who can do the needful for you.


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