Font Size
A
A
A

Broken Collarbone (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

clavicle fracture, collarbone fracture, broken collarbone

Author and Editor

Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference.com. Clavicle Fractures.

MedscapeReference.com. Acromioclavicular Joint Separations.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Thomas G Costantino, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jerry Balentine, DO, Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Barnabas Hospital.


Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2012

Must Read Articles Related to Broken Collarbone

Colposcopy
Colposcopy Colposcopy is the direct magnified inspection of the surface of a woman's genital area, including the cervix, vagina, and vulva, using a light source and a bino...learn more >>
CT Scan (CAT Scan, Computerized Axial Tomography)
CT Scan History CT was discovered independently by a British engineer named Sir Godfrey Hounsfield and Dr. Alan Cormack. It has become a mainstay for diagnosing med...learn more >>
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and loss of bone tissue that may lead to weak and fragile bones. If you have osteoporosis, you have an ...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Broken Collarbone:

Broken Collarbone - Treatment

What was the treatment for your broken collarbone?

Broken Collarbone - Recovery Time

How long did it take for your broken collarbone to heal?



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Fracture, Clavicle »

Clavicular fractures are common injuries that account for approximately 5% of all fractures seen in the ED.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary