Broken Collarbone Topic Guide
Broken Collarbone: A broken collarbone or clavicle is the most common injury among children. Symptoms of a broken collarbone include pain in the area of the fracture, slumped shoulder, and bruising over the fracture area. Treatment and recovery time for a broken collarbone is generally 2 to 4 weeks for children and 4 to 8 weeks for adults.
Bone Fracture (Broken Bone) Fractures occur when bone cannot withstand the outside forces applied to the bone. Fractures can be open or closed. Types of fractures include: greenstick, spiral, comminuted, transverse, compound, or vertebral compression. Common fractures include: stress fracture, compression fracture, rib fracture, and skull fracture. Treatment depends upon the type of fracture.
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