24th August 2018

kidshealth
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How do you know if you have a broken collar bone?

swelling, tenderness, and bruising along the collarbone. increased pain when your child tries to move the shoulder or arm. feeling a grinding or crackling sensation if trying to raise the arm. a bulge or deformity above the break (in rare cases, the broken end of the bone may even penetrate the skin and be exposed)

Similarly, what is clavicle enlargement?

Asymptomatic enlargement of the clavicle: a review of underlying aetiologies. An asymptomatic enlargement of the medial clavicle is a condition that is often both missed and misdiagnosed. We review the most common causes of an isolated and asymptomatic enlargement of the medial clavicle.

Why is the clavicle so easy to break?

The collarbone, the clavicle, is one of the easiest bones to break because of its role and its location. This means, if you fall hard on your shoulder or on an outstretched hand, the shock of the impact could travel along to the collarbone, breaking it.

Is a broken collar bone painful?

Symptoms of a fractured collarbone include a pop or click sound and feeling when the collarbone breaks, followed by sharp pain. The area will hurt when the arm is moved. The skin over the break may bulge outward, and there may be bruising. Most clavicle fractures heal within 4 to 8 weeks.
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