Shoulder / Clavicle

Shoulder / Clavicle Break Fractures Brisbane Ipswich

The clavicle (also known as the collar bone) is one of the most commonly broken bones. It is a slender bone located between your sternum (breastbone) and scapula (shoulder blade). It is often broken during sports and car accidents or when you have a lateral fall onto the shoulder.

Access Ortho are experts in assessing clavicle fractures and determining if they need surgery or can be treated non operatively in a sling. 

Other common shoulder injuries Access Ortho treats include:

  • Shoulder fracture/break
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Clavicle/collar bone fracture/break
  • Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocation
  • Proximal humeral fracture/break
  • Humerus/arm fracture/break
  • Rotator cuff injury/tear
  • Surgical neck, anatomical neck / greater tuberosity fracture / break
  • Glenoid fractures/labrum tears
  • Hill-Sachs/Bankart lesions

Symptoms you may experience with a Shoulder / Clavicle Injury

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Inability to use the arm
  • Pain on movement
  • Restricted movement at the shoulder joint

Access Ortho will assess your shoulder injury and then arrange any required radiology. This includes X-ray, CT scans, Ultrasound and MRI. 

Shoulder injuries are usually treated in a sling, collar and cuff, or specialised shoulder immobiliser to immobilise the injury; physiotherapy for a planned gradual return to function; or in some instances, surgery.