About Clavicle Fracture
Clavicle fractures, or broken collarbones, are among the most common broken bone injuries that occur. The clavicle bone is situated between the ribcage (sternum) and the shoulder blade (scapula). It is the bone that attaches to the arm to the body. A clavicle fracture is a break in the collarbone, one of the main bones in the shoulder. Type ii distal clavicle fractures are common—accounting for about 5 percent of all adolescents and adult fractures.
Most clavicle fractures occur in the central portion of the collarbone, are the commonest, lateral end fracture constitutes 21–28% of all clavicle fractures. Of these 10–52% are displaced fractures. In a baby, clavicle fractures occur during the passage through the birth canal.
Most fractures of the clavicle occur when a fall onto the shoulder or an outstretched hand puts enough pressure on the bone that it snaps or breaks. A broken collarbone can be very painful and can make it hard to move your arm.
A clavicle fracture can be very painful. Other signs and symptoms of a fracture may include:
- Flopping of the shoulder downward and forward
- Failure to lift the arm because of pain
- A crushing sensation when you try to raise the arm
- Numbness and tingling
- Swelling and bruising around the shoulder
- A malformation over the break
- Contusing, soreness, and/or tenderness over the collarbone
Clavicle Fracture Treatments in NJ
The orthopedic surgeons recommend non-surgical and clavicle fracture surgery treatments both, include.
- Arm Support
- Pain medications
- Motion exercises
- Physical Therapy
- Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery, done by plate fixation and pins or screws.
Complete Medical Wellness is the best medical center for orthopedic surgery in NJ. Our dedication to the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic shoulder conditions enables CMW to provide the best clavicle fracture surgery treatments in NJ. We are proud to say that our team is one of the best, and most experienced networks of orthopedic surgeons in NJ.