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What sort of problem is a clavicle fracture?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Fracture

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

In brief: Fracture

A clavicle fracture is just as it sounds, a fracture of the clavicle (aka collarbone).
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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