Fractured clavicle (collarbone)

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A fractured clavicle (collarbone) requires a sling in order to heal. Learn about fractured clavicles, their treatment and expected recovery timelines.

Key points

  • Your child needs to wear a sling for a fractured clavicle.
  • The clavicle is the collarbone.
  • The fracture will begin to heal after 10 to 14 days.
  • You child will need to avoid high-impact activities for a minimum of four to six weeks after they stop wearing the sling.
Last updated: November 6th 2009