Fractured Clavicle (collar bone)

diagram of a fractured clavicle

The collarbone, also called the clavicle, is the bone over the top of your chest.

It connects your sternum (breast bone) to your scapula (shoulder blade). It is an easy to feel and prominent bone.

When a bone breaks, it is called a fracture.

Clavicle fractures are the most common acute shoulder injury. About 2-5% of all adult fractures are of the clavicle. It is the most common fracture in children.

12 August, 2012