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Collarbone Fracture

Alternate Names : Clavicle Fracture, Broken Collarbone

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

What can be done to prevent the condition?

A person can prevent some injuries by following sports safety guidelines for children, adolescents, and adults. A healthy diet with adequate calcium can help prevent some fractures caused by bone weakness.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Long-term effects will depend on the extent of the fracture and the success of treatment. If a person was involved in sports or heavy lifting before the injury, his or her normal range of motion in the shoulder may be decreased. Chronic pain or soreness in the shoulder and collarbone may also occur. Damage to the nerves and blood vessels is also possible. This damage can lead to decreased sensation and other tissue damage.

What are the risks to others?

A collarbone fracture poses no risk to others.

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Collarbone Fracture: Treatment & Monitoring

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

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