Injury Of The Collarbone Near The Upper Rib?
Hello, I want to ask, I am an 18-year-old student, when I was still in elementary school 6, I had suffered a left collarbone injury near the upper ribs, my bone had shifted from its original place causing my shoulder position to go up. Then by my mother, I was only brought to the massage staff because of the limited cost, after I was brought to the massage staff, I had a shoulder position that had risen to the top so that it could not be aligned with the right shoulder, and I shook my shoulder. I feel like there is a sound from my collarbone, so I just leave it because it doesn’t hurt anymore and until now the position of my collarbone still hasn’t returned to its original question, the question is, is my left collarbone that shifted back to smula? many years “I leave it like that, is this arguably a bone defect? And how to overcome it? please answer. thanks.
Good morning, thanks for the question
In the process of healing broken bones can occur several complications, one of which is known as malunion. Malunion occurs when bone healing does not occur in the correct bone position as before injury. This condition often occurs in fractures that are not treated medically. When a fracture occurs the fractures must be straightened for example through surgical procedures so that the healing process can occur optimally so as to minimize complications. If the malunion is severe enough it can cause deformity. Other symptoms include persistent pain in the associated area, disruption of normal joint function, to joint inflammation.
To ensure that there is an abnormal bone healing process before, the doctor needs to do a direct physical examination and follow-up examination for example:
3. CT scan
Handling in such conditions depends on the severity. If it causes a deformity that is severe enough to have a disability then surgery can be recommended to correct it. Carry out further consultations with an orthopedic specialist for a direct physical examination and follow-up treatment plan.
That's all, hope you can help.