Collar bone fracture causes, symptoms, treatment and recovery time in newborn
Most of the parents notice that the newborn baby cries when holding them even they already had good breastfeeding and sleeping. When it happens continuously on the same day, parents should aware if it is collar bone fracture. Some of them noticed fractured collar bone when the newborn baby got pneumonia and take X-ray when going to the doctor.
Main causes of collar bone fracture
- dystocia (difficult labor).
- Oversized fetal.
- Fetal over transposition.
Common symptoms of collarbone fracture in newborn
Most of this newborn have difficult birth history when they were born. Some of them were tracked by utero-tractor when labor. It will cause pseudoparalysis and affected extremity cannot move. Affected limb appears to swallow, crying with touching, tenderness. Sometimes it will accompany with brachial nerve injury.
Birth injury refers to the fracture occurred during childbirth. In addition to the common neonatal clavicle fracture, but also can see the femoral shaft fracture, humeral shaft fractures. Parents will find that abnormal joint activity in the place should not move on their baby. When this happen, parents should take the baby to see a specialist and take an X-ray to clear the diagnosis.
How to treat the clavicle fracture (collarbone fracture) of newborn
Clavicular fracture of the newborn does not require special fixation but also can be placed in the chest of the patient. But this should be proceeded by a specialist if parents don’t know how to do. The doctor also should check complication happen or not.
Collarbone recovery time
So, how long time will take for recovery from treatment? This is the most important question for patients. Newborn bone is growing and healing fast. Periosteal proliferation and callus formation were common in 7~9 days after fracture. It only takes three or four weeks to healing well. So the parent should not worry too much about it.
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