Question: Is the clavicle the most fractured bone?

The clavicle (collarbone) is one of the most fractured bones in the body. Symptoms of a broken collarbone include severe pain and swelling at the site of the fracture and with visible deformity in some cases.

What percent of fractures are clavicle?

EPIDEMIOLOGY Clavicle fractures account for approximately 2.6 percent of all fractures [1,2]. The peak incidence occurs in children and young adults. Over one-third of clavicle fractures in males occur between the ages of 13 and 20 years, while 20 percent of clavicle fractures in women occur in the same age group [3].

What is the most commonly broken bone?

#1 Most Commonly Broken Bone The clavicle, also known as the collarbone, is the most common bone that is broken. It is located between the shoulder blade and upper ribcage. The collarbone is slender and positioned in a way that makes it easy to break in sports activities and car accidents.

Why is the clavicle easily fractured?

Your clavicle is easy to fracture because its frequently exposed to force. The middle third of your clavicle is its thinnest and outermost part and has a lack of support by muscles and ligaments, so its more vulnerable to injury.

Which portion of the clavicle is fractured most often?

The middle section of the clavicle is most often involved. Diagnosis is typically based on symptoms and confirmed with X-rays. Clavicle fractures are typically treated by putting the arm in a sling for one or two weeks.

Whats the worst bone in your body to break?

Heres a look at some of the bones that hurt the most to break:1) Femur. The femur is the longest and strongest bone in the body. 2) Tailbone. You could probably imagine that this injury is highly painful. 3) Ribs. Breaking your ribs can be terribly distressing and quite painful. 4) Clavicle.30 Sep 2020

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