A clavicle fracture is a break in the bone connecting the breastbone and the shoulder, which is called the collarbone. This type of fracture is common in adults, but can happen to men, women, and children of all ages. Typically, this kind of fracture can happen when the shoulder region takes a direct hit – for example during a fall – which is why these fractures are especially common among individuals who participate in high-impact sports, such as football.
If you believe you or someone you know has suffered a clavicle fracture, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine and schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Domby. As a sports medicine physician and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Domby is well-equipped to treat a variety of sports- and activity-related injuries, including clavicle fractures, such as:
- Middle third fractures
- Lateral third fractures
- Medial third fractures
When at all possible, Dr. Domby strives to correct the problem using non-invasive treatment methods, as a broken collarbone can heal on its own. Nonsurgical treatments that can be provided while the body heals include:
- Physical therapy
- Arm support (sling)
However, if the bone has significantly shifted or the break is highly complex in nature, surgical treatment may be required. If Dr. Domby finds that surgery is the right course of action for your clavicle fracture, you can rest assured he employs minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to minimize the recovery period.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Domby and if you have any questions regarding clavicle fracture treatment, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. We would be happy to assist you.
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