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      Category : Health Centers > Bones, Joints, and Muscles

Collarbone Fracture

Alternate Names : Clavicle Fracture, Broken Collarbone

Collarbone Fracture | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

After doing a complete medical history and physical exam, the doctor may order:

  • a biopsy of any fluid or growths to check for infection or tumors
  • a nerve conduction test, also called an NCV, to measure nerve damage from the injury
  • blood tests to rule out infection, including a complete blood count
  • imaging tests, such as MRI, if a tumor is suspected
  • X-rays to locate the break and its severity

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    Collarbone Fracture: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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