COLLAR BONE INJURIES & TREATMENT (CLAVICLE)
Fractures of the collar bone can often be some of the most debilitating and disruptive injuries that we encounter at the Hand Specialist. However, with fast and effective treatment created personally for the patient at the Hand Specialist London we quickly see improvements and our patients. They are often able to return to normality very quickly and limit the impact these injuries have on their lives.
Our hand clinic is based in near Bank in central London making it ideally placed for anyone living or working in London. Our specialist clinic in London offers an unrivalled level of care and support for our patients, we take the time to explain the processes create a personal treatment plan specifically designed for you. Our goal is to ensure that our patients’ treatment is fast, effective and that you feel well cared for every step of the way.
The Hand Specialist
Ramon Tahmassebi is our orthopaedic specialist based in London. Ramon specialises in treatment of injuries of the clavicle as well as the hand, wrist, elbow and forearm. He has practiced at some of the most esteemed institutions in the UK, this includes; being a lecturer and lead clinician for orthopaedic surgery at King’s College Hospital. He is further accredited by numerous certifications, qualifications, and accolades by a variety professional medical institutes. If you get in touch with us, you can rest assured that you will be receiving the best care from one of the most qualified specialists in the country.
I’ve fractured my collar bone. What should I do?
The first step is an examination of the injury area followed by an x-ray. In many cases, with this type of injury, the patient may already have had an x-ray provided by accident and emergency or another ‘first contact hospital’. If this is the case then please bring this with you if possible to your appointment at the private hand surgery. This will enable us to begin preparations for your treatment plan and inform the next steps moving forward.
Will I need surgery?
This will be dependent on the position of the bones. Provided everything is well aligned, it might be possible to treat the injury without the need for surgery. However,r if bone the fragments have moved into a poor position or the injury is very severe, surgery might be needed. After the consolation phase the private hand doctor will recommend the best course of action.
If I do need surgery, does it have to be done immediately?
No, not necessarily. At our Private Hand Clinic, we recommend that most surgery can be safely done any time in the first 2 weeks following the fracture while still achieving an excellent result. However, if you are in immense pain or would like to discuss your injury to get a personal recommendation, then please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you on a case-by-case basis.