Though clavicle (collarbone) fracture surgery is rare, Duke Orthopaedics shoulder specialists are skilled at determining which patients may benefit from this surgery.
Patients who would benefit from clavicle repair surgery typically have a severe collarbone fracture where the fragments have shattered or are widely separated, dramatic shortening of the bone has occurred, or the collarbone has been displaced too far.
Surgeons at Duke Orthopaedics use the most advanced surgical tools and techniques to stabilize the fractured collar bone.
In broken collarbone surgery, patients receive a local anesthetic and then a titanium plate is inserted to bridge the gap in the broken clavicle or to secure the fragment pieces. Our surgeons properly position the plate to ensure that the fracture is set precisely and will heal quickly and with minimal pain.
Following clavicle fracture surgery, your surgeon will advise you on proper rehabilitation and care of your shoulder and will refer you to one of Duke's expert physical therapists to ensure that you properly heal and mobility is completely restored to your shoulder.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment about collarbone surgery with a Duke orthopaedic surgeon in the Triangle of North Carolina. We treat patients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.
Physicians offering broken collarbone surgery include:
We offer broken collarbone surgery at locations convenient to Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, including: