Clavicle fractures, or broken collarbones, are a common broken bone. They can be caused by falls or other events like car accidents.

You'll be given a sling to help keep your arm in position so the bone can heal. You'll also be given pain medicine and instructions on how to take care of the injury. Doing physical therapy will be an important part of healing.

While nonsurgical treatment used to be the main way to treat broken collarbones, surgery is now more common.