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Shoulder FAQ


My 16-year-old daughter separated her shoulder playing volleyball. She was treated with a sling, ice, and gentle movement until the pain went away. Now she has full motion without pain, but there is an ugly bump on her collarbone. She is a model for the local mall and wants to have this bump removed. Will this affect her shoulder motion?


Probably not, but she will be trading a bump for a scar. In terms of improving her physical or cosmetic appearance, your daughter may not be happy with the results. Have her talk to a surgeon about this decision. The surgeon may have photos of other shoulders to help your daughter see the final outcome.

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