Alternate Names : Clavicle Fracture, Broken Collarbone
What can be done to prevent the condition?
A person can prevent some injuries by following sports safety
guidelines for children,
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.
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.