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Why could a broken clavicle affect the mobility of the scapula?
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Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Clavicle is a strut: The clavicle is the only connection the scapula (and the rest of the arm) has to the rest of the skeleton. The clavicle acts as a strut to keep the scapula in the proper position. A shortened clavicle from a break can cause the scapula to become hunched forward, affecting its mobility.
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