Clavicle Fracture


The Clavicle Fracture is a bone fracture in the clavicle, or collarbone. It is often caused by a fall onto an outstretched upper extremity. It can be due to a fall onto a shoulder, or a direct blow to the clavicle.
Signs and Symptoms:
This terrible problem is followed by pain, particularly with upper extremity movement, swelling, often after the swelling has subsided, the fracture can be felt through the skin, and sharp pain when any movement is made. Besides, possible nausea, dizziness, and spotty vision due to extreme pain may also be accompanied.
Treatment usually involves resting the affected extremity and supporting the arm with the use of a sling.More than 90% of clavicle fractures are successfully healed by non-operated treatment. If the fracture is at the lateral end, the risk of nonunion is greater than if the fracture was of the shaft.

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