TargetWoman Condensed Health Information



Clavicle Fracture

A fracture in the collar bone or clavicle bone is called clavicle fracture. A clavicle fracture can occur at three places namely Middle third - middle part of the clavicle, Distal third - end of the clavicle connecting the shoulder and Medial third - end of the clavicle connecting the sternum.


Clavicle bone fracture can occur while


  • Experiencing a fall when the arms are outstretched.
  • Experiencing any type of blow directly on the clavicle bone.
  • In new born babies, while they pass through the birth canal.
  • In the aged, due to osteoporosis.
  • In any sport, where physical contact is possible.
  • Physical fights or violence.

Clavicle fracture symptoms include inflammation and tenderness of fractured area, inability to move the arm and pain and bulge at fracture site. Medications to reduce pain are prescribed. The arm is hung on to a sling or a figure-of-eight strap that is used to retain the shoulder in the same position till the clavicle heals completely. Once the bone is strong enough, doctors suggest exercises to further strengthen them. Surgery is required only in very severe cases of dislocation.

Here is how it works

Enter your health or medical queries in our Artificial Intelligence powered Application here. Our Natural Language Navigational engine knows that words form only the outer superficial layer. The real meaning of the words are deduced from the collection of words, their proximity to each other and the context.

Check all your health queries

Diseases, Symptoms, Tests and Treatment arranged in alphabetical order:

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Popular Topics
Free Health App
Free Android Health App Free WebApp for iPhones


Bibliography / Reference

Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: July 22, 2019