Usually no cast or medication is required as the bone heals by itself. However, movement of the affected fracture is kept to a minimum to alleviate the pain.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing of the clavicle fracture in a newborn begins around two weeks and is completed in four weeks. Therefore, it is not surprising to see the infant moving the affected arm after two weeks. Good, painless arm movement and the formation of a bony lump at the fracture site are indicators of good healing. The lump usually disappears within four to six months.