Do you operate on a broken collarbone?
Dr Tan‘s answer is: “Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.” The decision to operate depends on a few factors, such as the type of fracure and its potential (or lack of) benefits. Some clavicle or collarbone fractures can be treated without surgery whilst some are essential to operate on for proper recovery.
Clavicle or collarbone fracture is one of the most common injuries in cycling accidents. The decision whether to operate on a broken collarbone or not is something that is hotly debated by doctors.