A lot of people don’t know this, but the clavicle is the most commonly broken bone in the human body due to its position and lack of protection by body tissue or other obstacles compared to other bones. The clavicle is also known as the collarbone, and it is prone to shattering or breaking in different places, especially in car accidents and slip and fall injuries. Your clavicle is what connects the shoulder to the sternum, and its breakage is not only intensely painful, but it also heals slowly and may require the installation of pins and screws in order to facilitate healing.
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Here are some of the most common causes of clavicle fractures:
- Birth injuries to babies
- Sporting accidents
- Falls from stairways
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Explosions at industrial plants
- Injuries from power tools and other defective products
Symptoms of a broken collarbone or clavicle include:
- A shoulder that’s sagging
- Swelling in your shoulder or the general area of your collarbone
- Moderate to severe front shoulder pain
- Feeling a grinding sensation in your shoulder every time you move it
- Limited shoulder motion range
Broken Clavicle Diagnosis and Treatment
A clavicle fracture is diagnosed through a manual exam via the palpation of the clavicle in order to locate the location of the clavicle fracture. They will also perform a lung and neurovascular exam to make sure that the lung, nearby blood vessels and nerves haven’t been severed or punctured. You will also get an x-ray and in some cases, a CT scan so that your physician can get more information on the extent of your fracture. Treatment for a clavicle fracture usually involves wearing an arm sling to restrict movement to stimulate healing, or if the fracture is complex along the length of the bone, surgery to realign it in an operation known as open reduction followed by internal fixation whereby metal screws, pins stabilizing rods and metal plates are inserted to stabilize the fracture to promote proper healing.
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If your broken collarbone or clavicle was due to someone else’s negligence, you are legally entitled to compensation. Amounts vary, but it’s not uncommon to recover hundreds of thousands in compensation for broken collarbone or clavicle lawsuits. Need more information? Call us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to receive your 100% FREE legal consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.