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Collarbone Fracture

Alternate Names : Clavicle Fracture, Broken Collarbone

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

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms of a fractured collarbone may include:

  • a visible deformity or bump that may be seen through the skin
  • a rubbing or grinding sensation when the arm is raised
  • a shoulder that flops down and forward
  • inability to move the arm
  • numbness or tingling sensation in the shoulder, arm, or hand
  • pain, ranging from moderate to severe
  • pain that increases with movement
  • a preference for holding the shoulder and arm close to the body with the arm supported
  • swelling around the shoulder and collarbone
  • weakness in the arm

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    Collarbone Fracture: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Collarbone Fracture: Diagnosis & Tests

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

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