Clavicular fractures account for 5% of all fractures in all age groups.
80% of clavicular fractures involve the middle 3rd.
15% occur in the distal 3rd.
5% occur in the medial 3rd.
Local pain, tenderness, and swelling over the fracture site
Crepitus is often present owing to the clavicle's SC position
Arm held in adduction against the chest wall ...
Ice packs to affected area
Pain management using either narcotics or NSAIDs
Immobilize affected side in a sling.
Associated injuries that are potentially life threatening
Isolated closed clavicle fracture without other injuries
Always be wary of associated injuries that can be life threatening including cervical spine injury, aortic injury, and other cardiopulmonary injuries:
Always assess for any neurolog...
Banerjee R, Waterman B, Padalecki J, et al. Management of distal clavicle fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011;19:392–401.
Heckman J, Bucholz R. Rockwood and Green's Fra...
810.00 Closed fracture of clavicle, unspecified part
810.02 Closed fracture of shaft of clavicle
810.10 Open fracture of clavicle, unspecified part
767.2 Fracture of clavicle due to birth traum...
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