Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Clavicle Fracture
Signs and Symptoms

Patients with clavicle fractures will have pain, tenderness, and swelling at the site of the fracture. There is usually a bump at the fracture site, and bruising will occur within about 48 hours. Patients with clavicle fractures will often have pain and weakness with attempts to use the arm on the affected side. Rarely, the fracture can compress blood vessels and nerves, causing numbness and tingling in the arm.

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