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Return to functional activities

Work – sedentary job:  as tolerated; manual job:  may need to modify activities for 12 weeks

Driving – 1 week

Swimming – breaststroke:  as able; freestyle:  12 weeks

Golf – 6 weeks

Racquet sports – avoid repetitive overhead shots for 12 weeks

Patient Information Sheet for Distal Clavicle Excision

This performed by keyhole or open surgery depending on the severity of the arthritis. The outer tip of the collarbone is removed to stop the arthritic joint surfaces rubbing together.

Distal Clavicle Excision