The clavicle (collarbone) is the horizontal bone that goes from your shoulder’s scapula bone to the sternum in your chest. The clavicle functions to hold the shoulder upward and backward.
Breaking your collarbone is also known as a clavicle fracture. Clavicle fractures are common bone injuries, which can occur from a blunt force hitting the clavicle or falling on an outstretched hand.
Symptoms of collarbone injuries include:
- Pain occurring immediately upon fracture
- Swelling, tenderness and bruising
- Inability to lift your arm without extreme pain
If you have fractured your collarbone, please call (310) 595-1030 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Millstein to learn about your treatment options.