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Clavicle Fracture

Clavicle Fracture

Description Of The Injury: The clavicle bone is the most common broken bone in the human body. They often occur in children or infants who are most prone to it or in contact sports from an abrupt blow to the clavicle bone. Clavicle fractures account for about 5% of all fractures that are admitted into hospital emergency.

Injury Symptoms: The common signs of a fracture clavicle is localized pain on the clavicle bone area. There may be visible redness or bruising. An inability to raise the affected arm is common when a clavicle fracture has occurred.

Additional Information

Home Treatments:

A non steroidal anti inflammatory drug should be taken to help aleviate pain and any inflammation. Ice should be administered on the area for 20 minutes at at a time for the first couple of days, or until professional treatment is found.

Professional Medical Treatments:

A fracture clavicle will be professionally realigned and immobilized with a strap or sling. This will allow the bone to heal by it self in the appropriate manner. Surgery may also be performed, involving the placement of a small titanium plate on the fracture to improve healing time.

Physical Therapy and Exercises:

Rehabilitation from a clavicle fracture involves the recovery of arm movement, and strength. This initial starts with the pendulum swing, where the affected arm is gently swung back and forth and in circles to regain range of motion. Grip strength exercises are done using a rubber ball or a wet towel. Rotator cuff exercises are also implemented via internal and external rotation exercises that involve the use of dumbbells for full recovery of strength. Naudinga teisin? informacija apie nelaimingus atsitikimus darbe - www.nelaimingiatsitikimaidarbe.lt

Exercise Techniques to Prevent Injury:

Because clavicle fractures occur from abrupt blows, they cannot be prevented using exercise techniques.