Conditions of the Shoulder
Collarbone Pain & Fracture
A broken collarbone is a common injury, particularly in children and young adults. So how do we get broken collarbones? Usually, it’s from an accident. You might get hit or fall on your shoulder, or you could fall on your hand or arm, and the force of impact is transferred up to the collarbone, which snaps.
Symptoms of collar bone fracture
- Pain that increases with shoulder movement
- Swelling , tenderness and bruising
- A bulge on or near your shoulder
- A grinding or crackling sound associated with pain when you try to move your shoulder
- Stiffness or inability to move your shoulder
If you suspect that you or your child have a broken collarbone, seek prompt medical attention from us. Most broken collarbones heal well with ice, pain relievers, a sling and physical therapy after the fracture is healed or stable. But a complicated broken collarbone may require surgery to realign the broken bone and to implant plates, screws or rods into the bone to maintain proper alignment during healing.
Our doctor provides consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
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- X-Ray, CT/MRI scan available