Clavicle Fractures | Overview

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What is a clavicle fracture?

The clavicle is the medical term for the collarbone. It is the bone that runs from your shoulder to your breastbone. A clavicle fracture is a crack or break in this bone. You can have a clavicle fracture if you fall on your shoulder or get hit directly on the collarbone.

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Clavicle Fractures by Matthew Pecci, MD, and Jeffrey B. Kreher, MD (American Family Physician January 01, 2008, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20080101/65.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 09/09

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Clavicle Fractures

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