Also known as:
Broken collarbone, Collarbone fracture
Providence Orthopedic Institute
A broken collarbone is usually caused by falling on an outstretched arm or by direct contact to the collarbone or to the shoulder. This often occurs when playing sports such as football, wrestling or ice hockey.
The collarbone is one of the most commonly broken (fractured) bones. Young men ages 13 to 20 break it most often. Younger children have greater chances of a broken collarbone during play.
offers professional treatment for adults and children in the following areas: joint reconstruction, revisions, foot and ankle injuries, hand and upper extremity surgery, fracture care, trauma and sports injuries. We use a variety of assessment and treatment tools to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that is tailored to the needs of each patient.