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How broken collarbone can affect your body?

Broken Collarbone


Broken Collarbone is a common injury, especially in children and young adults. The clavicle connects the upper part of the sternum to the scapula. Common causes of clavicle fractures include falls, sports injuries, and road injuries. Babies can have a broken collarbone at birth.



A broken Collarbone causes a lot of pain, and it can be challenging to move the arm without increasing the pain. You can also have:

  • Swelling
  • Hardness
  • Kindness
  • Rotten
  • Raised or raised area during break
  • Squeaking or crackling sound when moving the lever


Restricting the movement of broken bones is essential for healing. An arm sling should be worn to stabilize the broken collarbone.

The length of time fixation is required on the severity of the injury. Bone fusion usually takes 3 to 6 weeks for children and 6 to 12 weeks for adults. A newborn collarbone that was broken during delivery usually heals only with pain control and careful handling of the baby.


Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce pain and inflammation. If you have severe pain, you may need prescription medications, including narcotics, for a few days.


Rehabilitation begins immediately after the first treatment. In most cases, it’s essential to initiate some movement while wearing the sling to minimize shoulder stiffness. After removing the splint, your doctor may recommend additional rehabilitation exercises or physiotherapy to restore strength, joint motion, and flexibility.

In general, a broken collarbone or clavicle generally heals completely within a few months and usually doesn’t cause any serious complications. 

Even when a broken collarbone is not perfectly aligned, it generally heals well without causing any significant deformity.  Read about it on Medicine Net.

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