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Collarbone Fractures

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Collarbone (clavicle) fractures are painful and often don't heal well. When they're significantly displaced, it's better to fix them. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, we no longer need to use plates and screws and open incisions to do this. We are able to do a percutaneous repair through a very small incision.

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Fix a meniscus to avoid arthritis
A recent study suggested that meniscus surgery doesn't help. Studies can be misleading. Even small losses of meniscus tissue lead to big changes in force concentration on the tibia (shin bone) and eventually arthritis.
Stay vertical on the bike. If falling, roll with the fall. And, if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.
While elite cyclists, with prize money and international rankings at stake, get straight back onto their bikes with broken clavicles, the rest of us tend to be more sensible in our approach to healing.
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