• Broken Collar Bone Rehabilitation

    Throughout the healing process following a collar bone fracture, it is important that the patient maintains the range of movement in the elbow, wrist and hand of the affected limb by going through the movements of these joints every day.

    Once this has been completed the patient should progress to active abduction (moving the arm out to the side) flexion (arm up to the front) extension (arm back) and rotation of the shoulder (hand behind head, then hand behind back) within the limits of pain.

    Once full and pain free range of movement has been achieved, resistance should be added to regain strength in the affected limb, before unrestricted shoulder motion is permitted. A return to sport should be granted by the orthopaedic consultant, based on functional ability and x-ray evidence.

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