This break can occur by falling onto an outstretched arm or landing on the shoulder. The treatment of this injury is dependent on the degree of displacement of the fracture. If the two ends of the bone are in good alignment then conservative management of rest in a sling may be sufficient to allow the fracture to heal. If the alignment is not good surgical intervention may be required.
Signs and symptoms:
- Severe pain
- Bruising may be visible
- Deformity in collar bone, may see the bone pushing against the shin.