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

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What are the symptoms of Broken Collarbone?

Symptoms of this condition may include one or more of the following:

  • Pain usually increases with movement
  • Swelling, tenderness, bruising in the affected area
  • Bulge near the shoulder
  • Grinding or tackling sound when moving the shoulder
  • Stiffness or inability to move the shoulder

What are the risk factors of Broken Collarbone?

Risk factors that may predispose an individual to the development of this condition are:

  • Fractures
  • Females are more prone to developing this condition.
  • The collarbone is not properly hardened until the age of 20 making children and teenagers at a higher risk of a broken collarbone.

Broken Collarbone: Symptoms and Complications

What are the complications of Broken Collarbone?

Complications that may arise in individuals not getting timely treatment are:

  • Nerve or blood vessel injury
  • Poor or delayed healing
  • A lump in the bone
  • Osteoarthritis
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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