What information should parents be given about neonatal clavicle fractures?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Answer

Advise parents to minimize pressure and movement of the ipsilateral arm during handling of a neonate with a clavicle fracture. The parent may try to pin the shirt sleeve of the affected arm to the front of the child’s shirt to minimize movement.

For patient education information, see the First Aid and Injuries Center, as well as Broken Collarbone (Broken Clavicle) and Shoulder Dislocation.


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