Clavicle Fracture. For "broken collarbone"/clavicle fractures that are nondisplaced or minimally displaced, treatment consists of a sling, pain medication, and regular elbow range of motion exercises (to prevent frozen shoulder). Emergent orthopedic referral is required for open fractures (if the broken bone sticks out through the skin) or f the bone pushes the skin up "like a tent". Plain xrays make the diagnosis.
Depends. It depends on where the collarbone is broken and whether the bone fragments are displaced or not (lined up or not). Treatment ranges from a simple sling to needing an orthopedic consult for advanced treatment.