What to do with a fractured clavicle?

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Unless it has punctured the skin (which occurs in a very small amount of cases), the best thing to do - or rather, have one's doctors do, as a fractured clavicle would require a visit to the hospital - is to rest the affected arm and support it with a sling that goes over the opposite shoulder. That, along with prescribed pain relief and time will (in most cases) fix the fracture.
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Why is the clavicle at risk to fracture when a person falls on her shoulder?

The best way to understand this is to look at a skeleton. YOu can see how the head of the humerus anchors right into the clavicle. Press gently on the head of the humerus para