Broken Collarbone

A broken clavicle, also known as the collarbone, is one of the most frequent bone injuries. It is usually caused by a direct blow to the shoulder. Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics has a team of talented physicians who treats patients with injuries like this and many others. Read on for a list of symptoms and treatments for a broken collarbone by OrthoInfo.

 

Symptoms:

  • Sagging shoulder
  • Inability to lift arm
  • A grinding sensation when arm is raised
  • A bump or deformity
  • Bruising, swelling, or tenderness

 

Nonsurgical Treatments:

  • Arm support or sling
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Frequent doctor follow-ups

 

Surgical Treatments:

  • Plates and screws
  • Pins
  • Rehabilitation