A Fractured Collar Bone
The collar bone or clavicle is an important bone for shoulder stability. A fracture can occur from a fall on an outstretched hand, a fall onto the shoulder or due to direct impact, such as during a road traffic accident. Clavicle fractures account for around 5 % of all fractures and are more likely to occur in men that women. A fractured collar bone leads to pain in the chest and shoulder and swelling around the area, as well as nausea and dizziness caused by the pain. The break is diagnosed by X Ray or in more complicated cases, by CT scan or MRI.
Treatment Of A Fractured Clavicle
There are various options depending on the severity of the damage. Usually the arm is supported by a sling and the victims given pain relief until the bone is healed. Sometimes however surgery is necessary and will require the use of screws and plates to hold the bone fragments together. The time taken to heal depends on different factors including health of the victims and the location of the break on the bone. Usually the bone heals in 6 weeks in adults and 2 weeks in children. Recovery can be assisted by gentle exercise if advised by the doctor or physiotherapist.
Personal Injury Compensation Claims Ashfield
No matter whether you have suffered a fracture or a sprain, if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault you may now be considering making personal injury compensation claims Ashfield. If that is the case, you should ask Accident Advice Helpline for support and help.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in operation since 2000 and over the past 14 years we are proud to have helped victims of accidents all over the UK, claim the compensation to which they were entitled. So if you are considering making claims Ashfield, you should ask Accident Advice Helpline.
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