What is it?

Fracture of the clavicle, also known as a broken collarbone, is a common injury that occurs when there is a break in the bone that connects the breastbone to the shoulder blade.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Clavicle Fracture

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of a clavicle fracture include pain and tenderness over the affected area, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the arm or shoulder. In some cases, there may be a visible deformity or bump at the site of the fracture.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of a clavicle fracture usually involves a physical examination, imaging tests such as X-rays or a CT scan, and sometimes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. A healthcare provider will look for signs of a break in the bone and determine the severity of the fracture.

Treatment

Treatment for a clavicle fracture depends on the severity of the injury. In most cases, the fracture can be treated with rest, ice, and pain medication. A sling or immobilization device may be used to keep the arm and shoulder stable while the bone heals. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to realign the bone and stabilize the fracture.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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