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I was playing basketball about 8-9 weeks ago, and collided with a player going for a rebound. I was in horrible pain, heard something crack, and went home from school. Pain had not subsided, and that Saturday we went to an urgent care facility and they thought my shoulder was out of place. We got an x-ray and the doctor claimed there was nothing wrong and that it was merely bruised. The swelling had not gone down and I was confused so I was about to go to my family practice doctor when I got a call from the urgen care facility telling me that the radiologist had called and said he found a fracture in my collarbone. My family practice doctor told me that since it had been missed, it wasnt too bad and I could wear nothing on it.
Well, it's been 7 weeks since that visit, my collarbone still hurts, the swelling has not gone down hardly any at all. I have a little bit range of motion back, but not much. I'm 18 years old, and could use my full function of my left arm haha. Please help me!


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replied May 16th, 2008
Orthopedics Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Injuries Answer A4120
A collarbone fracture usually is not a serious injury and requires only resting. You can consult an orthopedist about this.


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