The clavicle or collarbone is the slightly S-shaped bone you can see between your neck and shoulder. It runs horizontally from the rib cage (sternum) to the shoulder blade (scapula). It basically connects the arm to the body and supports the shoulders.
However, since the collarbone is located in a vulnerable position with several muscular forces applied to it, it can easily suffer from fractures. In fact, studies consider clavicle fractures to be a common condition, accounting for almost 10% of all reported fractures in the ER.
In this post, we will explain the causes and symptoms of a collarbone fracture and how a shoulder specialist in Miami can treat this injury.