Is 3cms of Clavicle Lengthening Possible Per Side?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is 3cms of lengthening on each clavicle possible? Im 6’3″ tall and very narrow and hope for the best possible result. 

A: Thank you for sending your picture. It is also a balance between how much clavicle lengthening can be achieved vs ensuring that the bone will heal properly. The longer the lengthening the better the aesthetic result but the higher the risk of non-union. I would agree that 3cm of lengthening per side would be best but until I get to surgery and make the bone cuts I can not say whether that length is achievable.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana