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Clavicle fracture in Adult
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Clavicle fracture in Adult

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Contributors: Robert Lachky MD, Eric Ingerowski MD, FAAP
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Synopsis

A clavicle fracture, or a break in the collarbone, presents with pain, swelling, and deformity of the clavicle region after an injury. It occurs as a result of direct trauma to the shoulder / clavicle area or a fall onto an outstretched arm. It is also possible to see a clavicle fracture in a patient with multiple traumas, such as from a high-energy motor vehicle crash. Most fractures will be middle third, followed by distal third (closer to shoulder).

Clavicle fractures are usually seen in young, active adults. Pediatric patients can also get this injury and are managed the same as adults.

Codes

ICD10CM:
S42.009A  – Fracture of unspecified part of unspecified clavicle, initial encounter for closed fracture
S42.009B – Fracture of unspecified part of unspecified clavicle, initial encounter for open fracture

SNOMEDCT:
58150001 – Fracture of clavicle

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Last Reviewed: 10/09/2018
Last Updated: 10/17/2018
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Clavicle fracture : Joint deformity, Joint swelling, Shoulder pain, Ecchymosis
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