DAVE WATTS, MD
Too much pressure can break a bone. A clavicle fracture is also called hairline crack.
Symptoms of Clavicle Fracture
The shoulder appears to be visibly out of place.
Bruising and swelling of the shoulder.
The patient may feel intense pain on their shoulder.
The difficulty faced by the patient in moving the shoulder.
Treatment of Clavicle Fracture
Sling used to immobilize the affected shoulder cannot be used for collarbones.
The orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery for implanting fixation devices like plates, rods, or plates, in case the bone does not fall back into its alignment.