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A clavicle fracture is a break in the collar bone. Your collar bone is one of the main bones in your shoulder, it connects your arm to your body. Clavicle fractures are common and may happen while playing sport, after a fall or after a hit to the shoulder.
A clavicle fracture can be very painful and may make it hard to move your arm. Treatment depends on the type of fracture. Mild fractures usually need limited movement and wearing a sling, brace or splint to support your arm. Severe fractures may need surgery. Your GP will determine the best treatment for you.
Bác Sĩ Gia Đình của tôi sẽ làm gì vào lúc này?
Your GP will want to know how your fracture happened. They may also look for other fractures, bruising, and swelling. Your GP may want to check how well you breathe and may also arrange an X-ray, CT scan or MRI. Your GP will talk to you about your symptoms and how to look after your arm.
Treatment may include:
- Arm support
- Icing the area for 20 minutes at a time
- Pain medication
- Physical therapy
Bác Sĩ Gia Đình của tôi sẽ làm gì sau đó?
Your GP will want to see you two weeks after your first visit to check for swelling. Your GP will want to mobilise the shoulder and may refer you to a specialist called a
Your GP will also want to see you six weeks after your first visit to check your range of movement. Your GP will arrange an X-ray to check your bone is healing properly. If it is not, your GP will refer you to a specialist called an orthopaedic surgeon.
Your GP will want to see you twelve weeks after your first visit to arrange an X-ray to confirm your bone has healed. Your GP will let you know when you can return to active work and sport.