Clavicle (Collarbone) Fracture

Clavicle fractures are common injuries, accounting for nearly 5% of all fractures seen by a doctor. The injuries are more common in young athletes, with over half of them occurring in children under 7 years of age. In the pediatric population, the fractures tend to heal quite well. In adult patients, a greater force is required to break the collarbone, and they do not heal as well or as quickly.


The clavicle is the S-shaped bone between the shoulder girdle and the trunk. It helps protect the subclavian blood vessels, ...

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