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Broken Collarbone
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Broken Collarbone?

The collarbone is located between the ribcage and the shoulder blade and connects the arm to the body.

A broken collarbone also known as clavicle fracture, is a condition wherein there is a break in the collarbone i.e. the bone connecting the breastbone and shoulder.

Infants may sometimes experience a broken collarbone during the birth process. However, this condition may also be common in adults.

It is a very painful condition that can also affect the movement of the arm.

Broken Collarbone: What is Broken Collarbone, its Causes?

What are the causes of Broken Collarbone?

Major causes of this condition may be:

  • Falls directly hitting the shoulder
  • Sports injuries such as a direct hit to the shoulder
  • Vehicle trauma
  • Injury during birth while passing through the birth canal
References: 
  • Broken Collarbone. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-collarbone/symptoms-causes/syc-20370311 Accessed on June 17th, 2020.
  • Broken Collarbone. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/collarbone-fracture Accessed on June 17th, 2020.
  • Broken Collarbone. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/broken-collarbone Accessed on June 17th, 2020.
Disclaimer:
“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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