Collar Bone Fracture

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A collarbone fracture, otherwise known as a clavicle fracture, is a break of one of the main bones in the shoulder: the collarbone. The clavicle is between the ribcage and shoulder blade. This bone has the vital job of connecting the arm to the rest of the body.

A collarbone fracture is a very painful condition, and it limits mobility in the arm.

Collarbone fractures often result from a fall that impacts the shoulder. If the injury is severe enough, the bones move too far apart to heal without surgery. Yet, some collarbone fractures are less complicated and can heal by wearing a sling, thereby reducing mobility and friction until the bone heals.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Limited mobility and difficulty moving arm
  • Grinding sensation or friction during movement
  • Visible deformity in the area

​​What's Next? Treatment Options...

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