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Recovery from Clavicle Resection

Patient: I have just had resection of the lateral end of the clavical can you explain this procedure and how long is the expected recovery time?

 

 

Doctor: Resection of the lateral end of the clavicle is a procedure in which a small portion of the collar bone, near to the sho ulder joint, is removed.Such a procedure is performed in severe cases of shoulder diseases which cause pain and limited range of motion.The recovery time varies, with most persons achieving full recovery within 3-6 months, including physical therapy.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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