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Clavicle Fracture (Collarbone) Treatment

A broken clavicle, or collarbone, is a common sports injury, but shoulder injuries can also occur in severe falls and auto accidents. Impact to the shoulder or chest can create a fracture of the clavicle, causing pain, swelling and mobility issues. Treatment can include rest and rehabilitation, or surgery in severe clavicle fractures. Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers effective treatment for broken collarbones for his patients in the Bay area.

Minor fractures of the clavicle bone may not require surgery. Limiting movement and rest can allow some collarbone breaks to heal without surgical intervention. However, if the clavicle is severely fractured, the ends of the bone can shift, causing them to become out of alignment or overlapping. When this occurs, or there are multiple breaks or an additional scapula fracture, surgical treatment may be needed.

Surgical Repair Options for Broken Collarbones

When a clavicle fracture is severe, surgery may be the best option for repair. There are a few different options that may be used for broken collarbones to stabilize and align the bone. Open surgery to repair the bone using conventional hardware and techniques is one option. Plates, pins and screws can be used to hold the bone in place once the bone is realigned, allowing the bone to heal. Hardware can be left on the bone, or if causes discomfort or mobility issues, it can be removed once the bone is completely healed.

In some cases, a minimally-invasive surgical option can be used for broken collarbones. Using percutaneous elastic intramedullary nailing with the assistance of a fluoroscope can offer a quicker recovery and fewer risks. This procedure is performed through a tiny incision near the sternoclavicular joint to pass the elastic nail through to the fracture and secure the bone in place. The nail is removed a few months later when healing is complete.

For severe clavicle fractures, Dr. Reynolds can offer surgical options to treat and repair the bone. Contact our practice in San Jose for a consultation if you have suffered a broken collarbone that requires surgical intervention.

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!


Our Client Reviews

Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200