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Broken Collarbone Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Pain, often severe
  • Sagging shoulder, down and forward
  • Inability to lift the arm because of pain
  • A lump or visible deformity over the fracture site
  • Tenderness and swelling of the affected area

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms, physical activity, and how the injury occurred. The injured area will be examined.

Tests may include:

  • X-rays —a test that uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body, especially bones to look for a break

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2018 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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