A to Z: Fracture, Clavicleenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA clavicle fracture, or broken collarbone, is one of the most common broken bones among kids and teens.clavicle, fracture, collar bone, collarbone, broken bone, broken collar bone, broken collarbone, shoulder, sternum, scapula, CD1Emergency Department, CD1Orthopedics, CD1Sports Medicine03/27/201303/21/201909/02/2019eb019bae-9784-45e6-848b-dfac33af51fdhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-fracture-clavicle.html/<p><em>May also be called: Broken Collarbone</em></p> <p>A <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/collarbone-fracture.html/">clavicle fracture</a>, or broken collarbone, is one of the most common <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/b-bone.html/">broken bones</a> among kids and teens.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The collarbone (clavicle) runs between the top of the breastbone (sternum) and the front of the shoulder blade (scapula) and helps connect the arm to the rest of the body. A broken collarbone typically occurs from a fall on the side of the shoulder, a fall on an outstretched arm, or a direct blow to the collarbone.</p> <p>Usually, someone with a clavicle fracture wears a sling (which keeps the arm close to the body) or a special brace called a figure-of-eight bandage (which wraps around the shoulders) for several weeks while the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bone</a> heals. Younger kids may heal in 4 weeks, but older kids and teens usually need 8 weeks.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>With proper care, a clavicle fracture&nbsp;usually will heal completely.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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