Fractures of the collar bone are extremely common and most will go on to unite without any surgical treatment. We have access to cutting edge treatments that are recognised by the NHS but are not easily accessible to enhance the biology of a fracture to stimulate healing. Our experts can advise on whether this might be helpful in your own case. But for some patients, waiting for a fracture to heal is not right for them and we can also advise on whether surgery might be the better option.
We also specialise in dealing with non-unions of these bones, so if you have broken your collar bone and it has not healed before we may be able to help.
Acromioclavicular Joint Injury
The acromioclavicular ligament which supports the joint between the outside of the collar bone (clavicle) and shoulder blade can be injured during a fall or a direct trauma in contact sports. Treatment options depend on the severity of injury, ranging from cryotherapy and bracing to surgery.