One of the most common fractures within the human body is a broken collarbone. The clavicle bone provides the connection between the shoulder, shoulder blade and the sternum. Below the collarbone are nerves and blood vessels that are protected by the collarbone.
The clavicle, also called clavicle in Latin, can break after a fall. The clavicle is superficially located. The clavicle can be seen and felt in many people. It sits at the height of the shoulder and resembles a rib. The clavicle provides stability of the shoulder and provides power transmission over the arm.
In addition, a fracture of the clavicle protects the nerves and blood vessels located just below it.
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A fracture of the clavicle is most common with a fall on the shoulder. This break is most often seen by cyclists. They fall directly on the shoulder at high speed, with the force being absorbed by the collarbone. Also contact sports where the shoulders come together with high forces have an increased risk. Think of rugby players and martial arts.
It is also possible that someone falls ugly with outstretched arms, the clavicle will also break.
Diagnosing a clavicle fracture is relatively easy. The person will be in a lot of pain and will hardly be able to raise his arm.
To allow the collarbone to heal properly, it is important to rest the arm. In addition, a sling can be used. However, it is important that the arm gets movement every now and then, if necessary under the supervision of a physiotherapist. Otherwise, the shoulder can get stuck.
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