If you have a clavicle fracture the common symptoms can include:
- Shoulder pain
- Swelling or bruising
- A bump or lump on the collar bone
- Difficulty moving the shoulder
The Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at OrthoNeuro have helped thousands of patients with clavicle fractures return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
How Is a Broken Clavicle Treated at OrthoNeuro?
Depending upon the location of the fracture and whether the fracture is non-displaced or displaced, the Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at OrthoNeuro offer several treatment options.
In many cases, the arm can be placed in a sling or cast for several weeks while the clavicle heals and returns to its correct position in the shoulder.
In other cases, your OrthoNeuro Specialist may recommend a surgical procedure.
During this outpatient procedure, the fracture is reduced by returning the clavicular bone to its correct anatomical position, and using small plates or screws to fixate the fracture so that the bones can heal.