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Canr collar bones be rebroken to lengthen them??
I'm looking for an orthopedic surgeons advice on the following.  I've broken both collar bones years ago and they were never surgically set in place. Back then the doctors only gave you a sling to wear.  I believe both my collar bones have healed overlapping and are now shorter than they should be, which has resulted in next problems and upper back strain.  I'm a surfer and I believe my range of motion is compromised. I'm wondering if it's possible to have my collar bones rebroke and set to add length?
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Hi there!

While the collar bone may be re-broken and repaired, the chances of a near perfect recovery may not be as good as with a recent injury and bone grafts may be required to adjust bone length and since both collar bones are involved in the case the relative risk may be higher. However if there are specific symptoms attributable to the structural issues, where other possibilities of the symptoms have been ruled out, the option may be worth considering. I would suggest considering an evaluation by a orthopedician for suggestion of an appropriate management plan.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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