Can Clavicular Lengthening For Shoulder Widening Be Done Twice?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in doing shoulder widening and I have some questions regarding that:
Can you do multiple clavicle lenthening procedures? – let’s say that 4 cm per side increase would be perfect for me but as you answered in another question, increase of 2 cm per side is maximum, because of fear of bone not healing properly. Could I possibly do one clavicle lengthening surgery now and another on after year or two.
A: In answer to your shoulder widening by clavicular lengthening questions:
I have never done a two stage clavicle lengthening procedure so I can not speak as to its viability. I would say that if the initial clavicle lengthening procedure healed satisfactorily I would not tempt fate and do it again a second time.
Dr. Barry Eppley