What are the goals of treatment for type I group II clavicle fractures?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Type I fractures, as well as type III fractures (discussed below), are treated symptomatically with ice, analgesics, and a sling for support. Early motion with passive shoulder range-of-motion exercises is strongly urged to prevent the development of degenerative arthritis and to reduce the risk of adhesive capsulitis.


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