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Clavicle Fracture

    Clavicle Fracture

    One of the most common fractures in the shoulder occurs over the middle of the clavicle, or collarbone. Common causes for clavicle fracture include skiing, snowboarding, and bicycling accidents. If the fracture is relatively non-displaced (fragments are well aligned together) conservative treatment with a sling can result in good healing of the clavicle. However, if the bone ends are displaced, or significantly apart from each other, recent research suggests that surgical fixation of the fracture may give the best result. The fracture can be fixed with a plate and screws or a pin inside the bone.