bone is the flat bone that crosses the top of a person's chest. The clavicles
help to transmit force from the arm to the axial skeleton. The collar bone is a
long bone, but one that lacks bone marrow. It allows the maximum range of
motion for the arm. The clavicles keep the scapulae in place. The collar bone
can be easily seen in some people.
clavicle is an easy injury to develop since there is only a layer of skin that
prevents a broken collar bone from developing. A broken clavicle is the most
common fracture that is treated in an emergency room. A new born may experience
a broken collarbone during childbirth, although children, adolescents, and
athletes have an increased risk of breaking their clavicles.
often accompanies a fractured collarbone. Collar bone pain may be made worse by
moving the arm connected to the injured collar bone, although it is also
possible that the pain may be constant. Collar bone pain may not require
movement since the arm hanging down can exert constant strain on the bone.
Treating collar bone pain or a broken clavicle involves using a sling to
immobilize the arm.