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what is the main difference between a broken and fractured clavicle?

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Nothing: Broken and fractured mean the same thing.
Dr. Robert Dunbar
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Nothing.: Broken and fractured are the same thing.

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What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

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It depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures has evolved quite a lot over the last decade. The orphic peaty community used to believe that everyone did well as long as their fracture healed. We now know that is not the case. There are many instances where surgery is needed to realign the fracture fragments. That being said, a number of fractures are still managed in a sling, without surgery.

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