Clavicle Fractures: Symptoms and Types

Clavicle fracture is when there is a break in the collarbone. Each clavicle in your body connects a shoulder to the upper chest. Broken collarbones frequently result from falls, sports injuries, or auto accidents. Despite how uncomfortable a broken collarbone is, most people don’t require surgery. Strengthening and reducing stiffness are two benefits of physical therapy.

In adults, collarbone fractures account for around 5% of all bone fractures.

Types of Clavicle Fractures

The collarbone can fracture in one spot or multiple places (comminuted fracture). The fragments may still fit together or they may become misaligned (displaced fracture).