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.
Osteoporosis Osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to lose calcium and mass making them fragile, affects mostly post-menopausal women. Medications are available to slow or help prevent this process, including estrogen replacement therapy. It is possible to slow or even reverse osteoporosis, but often it becomes disabling.
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