Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

It is possible. Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child.If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency.
That is a tough . Question as anything can happen, but most clavicel fracture are from falls or direct force as in sports, ie a fall from a playscape or a check in hockey. An isolated clavicle fracture would be hard to cause without some other signs of abuse. Typical fractures from abuse are long bone fractures, and so called corner fractures from twisting a limb. But the main thing is if suspicious ask!

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Does having a fractured clavicle mean that there was child abuse?

No. The clavicle (collar bone) is the most commonly fractured bone in the body. Typically it breaks following a fall on an outstretched arm. Simply being fractured is not a sign of child abuse, but repeated injuries or a history inconsistent with the injury may suggest either abuse or even an underlying metabolic problem. A concern of abuse should be directed to local authority or an abuse hotline. Read more...
Fractured clavicle. It can be due to child abuse, but this is one of the fractures that is not uncommonly seen after birth, particularly in a large baby with a difficult labor. In general, when seen in isolation it is probably not due to child abuse. Read more...
Usually not. This is a very common accidental injury at all ages, even in the process of getting born. It's not the typical injury inflicted by an abuser. Read more...

How is a clavicle fracture in a baby diagnosed?

Tenderness. The fracture site will be painful even in babies. ( they may cry or grimmace) sometimes they won't use the affected arm and finally on exam you can feel the break it is called crepitence. Read more...
Pseudo paralysis. Clavicle fracture in a baby is suspected in large babies following a difficult vaginal delivery. There may be a muffled crepitus when pressing over the clavicle. Many times the baby will not spontaneously move the affected arm. Read more...

How long does clavicle fracture 100% displaced heal?

Did you have surgery. For a displaced fracture most often you need a surgical repair. Did you have this? Now generally the healing time is 6 weeks. However if the bones are osteoporotic the healing time could be indefinite . Read more...

Clavicle fracture for my fourteen year old sister. Recovery time?

6-12 weeks. Most clavicle fractures will heal within 6-12 weeks. Many patients will stop having pain by 3 weeks and regain range and motion shortly after that. However, it often takes longer for the bone to actually heal, as seen on an x-ray. Of course, the amount of displacement and angulation factor into healing time. If I can be of help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture. An open fracture is one that the bone ends puncture through the skin. An open repair involves making an incision then placing a plate and screws onto the clavicle then closing the skin. Read more...
Fixation of bone. Fracture of the clavicle, or collarbone , is a very common fracture. A majority of these fractures can be treated closed, or non operatively. When the fracture is significantly displaced or comminuted ( in multiple pieces) , or if the bone is through the skin, the bone may be fixed with plate and screws or a rod through the bone and across the fracture. Rare to treat this fractures open in children. Read more...

Is clavicle fracture create new bone?

Yes. Yes, clavicle fractures usually heal with a lot of new bone causing a "lump" in the area that will usually then go on to remodel. Read more...

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture. In most people with healthy bones clavicle fractures heal very well on their own. The best thing you can do to help is to use an immobilizer. The classic over-the-counter immobilizer is a figure-8 strap to hold the shoulders back and keep pressure off the clavicle during healing. This is available at any pharmacy. Other styles of immobilizers are also available. Read more...
Sling. A sling is the best nonoperative treatment for a clavicle fracture; figure of 8 braces have been shown to be less tolerated by patients and have no short or long-term advantage. They can be cumbersome and painful to put on correctly. A sling should be adjusted to fit correctly - it should support your elbow without forcing your arm/shoulder upward. Read more...