Can The Collarbone Be Lengthened Multiple Times For A 12 To 16cms Increase?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is it possible to extend the collarbone 3 or 4 times for a total of 12cm or 16cm? I want to get an extension effect of 12cm or more through at least 3 surgeries. Is it possible if there is enough time and rehabilitation? 

A: Such a degree of clavicle lengthening (12 to 16cms) is not possible no matter how many times it is done. The tight shoulder girdle and scapula is the limiting factor that will prevent the clavicle from being lengthened that far.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana