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.
Bruises A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Symptoms and signs include pain and discolored skin. Applying a cold compress may speed healing and reduce swelling. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be taken for pain.
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