The clavicle bone, or the collarbone, attach the shoulder blade to the sternum. This bone can fracture due to a fall, or direct impact, such as a collision in sports. If the fracture occurs at the AC joint, healing and treatment may take longer as injuries in this area are susceptible to joint separation.
What is it?
A Clavicle Fracture is the breaking of the clavicle bone.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain at the collarbone or front of the shoulder, shoulder swelling, and possible deformity.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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