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The Key Steps in Clavicle Shortening in Shoulder Feminization Surgery

Shoulder feminization surgery reduces the bideltoid width through shortening of the length of the clavicles. While this is a straightforward concept as the lone horizontal bone on the body is the clavicle, doing so in an aesthetic manner requires several key steps to ensure an effective result that proceeds to uncomplicated bone healing and minimal Read More…

The Required Amount of Clavicle Length Reduction in Shoulder Feminization Surgery

Shoulder feminization surgery is done by surgical shortening of the clavicles. (clavicular reduction osteotomies) Since clavicles provide horizontal spacing between the sternum and the shoulder, it is easy to see how shortening their length provides reduction in bideltoid shoulder width measurements and appearance. Even though the clavicle is not a pure horizontal rod of bone, Read More…

Shoulder Narrowing (Clavicle Reduction) Postoperative Rehabilitation Program

SHOULDER NARROWING  REHABILITATION PROGRAM Recovery from shoulder narrowing surgery takes time and is unique because it involves both clavicles. Besides that there are no associated shoulder soft tissue injuries, it is somewhat different in recovery from clavicle fracture repair as there is no ‘good’ shoulder to lean on. As a result, rehabilitation is a bit Read More…

The Surgical Anatomy of the Clavicle in Shoulder Width Reduction

Shoulder width reduction can be effectively done by reduction of the clavicle, the only horizontally oriented long bone in the body. Because it is a relatively long bone (mean length of 15cms with ranges between 13 and 17 cms) and serves as a strut between the sternum (breast bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade), it Read More…

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