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What sort of problem is a clavicle fracture?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Fracture: A clavicle fracture is just as it sounds, a fracture of the clavicle (aka collarbone).

Answered 5/8/2013

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Dr. Robert Purchase answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Broken collarbone: A fractured clavicle is a break in the collarbone. It usually heals without surgery without resulting in significant residual pain and/or dysfunction. If the doctor is concerned that it won't heal without surgery or that it would heal and result in pain and/or dysfunction, the doctor will discuss surgery. Those that require surgery usually do great after surgery.

Answered 8/6/2014

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