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Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Clavicle Fracture
Signs and Symptoms

Patients with clavicle fractures may experience the following:

  • Pain, tenderness and swelling at the fracture site, particularly when trying to use the arm on that side
  • A bump at the fracture site, followed by bruising within about 48 hours
  • Rarely, numbness and tingling in the arm (if the fracture compresses blood vessels and nerves in the area)

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.