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Broken Collar Bone

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  1. Broken Collar Bone By: Brianne Carvalho Lyndsey Moore Lila Yoldi Sarah Yoldi

  2. The Collarbone • One of the main Shoulder bones • Also known as your clavicle • Located between your sterno-clavicular(SC) joint and acrmio-clavicualr(AC) joint. • Helps hold up the scapula and the AC joint • Provides stability and strength to the shoulder • Protects nerves and blood vessels from the neck to the shoulder. • Diagram of clavicle

  3. What Causes Collarbone Breaks • Falling on an outstretched arm • Direct blow to the collarbone or shoulder • Playing contact sports like football or ice hockey

  4. Symptoms • Immediate pain over clavicle • Unable to raise affected arm • Grinding feeling when moving affected joint • Although shoulder doesn’t always appear out-of-position, a bump or swelling may show along clavicle at the AC joint • Bone rarely breaks through skin, but may push skin out

  5. Symptoms (continued) • Usually isn’t a serious injury • In rare cases a broken clavicle can injure a lung or rib, or pinch nerves and blood vessels • If arm turns pale, tingles, or feels numb, seek immediate medical treatment. Your blood circulation could be blocked

  6. How A Broken Clavicle Is Diagnosed • Your doctor will examine your shoulder and look for lumps and bumps • Your blood pressure and skin temperature will be checked • Your doctor will check for damaged nerves or blood vessels • Check the mobility of shoulder and other joints

  7. How A Broken Clavicle Is Diagnosed(continued) • Check muscle strength • Take an x-ray to pin point the location of the break and how severe it is

  8. Treatment • Broken clavicles heal on their own • Surgery is rarely needed • For adults, your arm may be kept in a sling for up to a week • Simple exercises may be done immediately • Can start strength training when there is no pain • Drugs may be given to relieve pain • Picture of broken clavicle

  9. Preventing Broken Bones • Healthy bones are key in preventing breaks • Bones need calcium to add strength and stiffness to bones • Vitamin D is needed to move calcium into your bones • Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc, and protein are needed to re-build bones • Its important to maintain healthy bones