Shoulder conditions occur in the shoulder joint which can prevent us from bending, flexing, reaching or rotating our arms.
Shoulder Specialists At Wisconsin Bone & Joint
The physicians at Wisconsin Bone & Joint utilize cutting-edge technology to assess, diagnose and work with patients to develop innovative treatment plans for a variety of shoulder conditions and injuries. Our team of physicians are committed to finding you the best treatment for neck and shoulder pain that suits your individual needs.
Providing trusted Orthopedic care in the community for over 40+ years
At Wisconsin Bone and Joint, we pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care. Our philosophy of direct physician-to-patient care means your physician will be an intrical part of every stage of your care. This commitment to a dedicated continuum-of-care model has made us one of the most trusted and respected practices in Southeast Wisconsin and greater Milwaukee area.
What Is A Broken Collarbone?
A broken collarbone is a break in the clavicle, the bone in the upper chest that connects the breastbone to the shoulder blade. Such breaks are relatively common, especially in babies, adolescents, and athletes. A broken collar bone can occur in several ways, but the most common involves some kind of trauma, such as falling, being hit directly on the shoulder itself, or involvement in an automobile accident.
What Causes A Broken Collarbone?
Common causes of a broken collarbone include: Falls, such as falling onto your shoulder or onto your outstretched hand. Sports injuries, such as a direct blow to your shoulder on the field, rink or court. Vehicle trauma from a car, motorcycle or bike accident.
What Are The Symptoms of A Broken Collarbone?
- Pain that increases with shoulder movement.
- A bulge on or near your shoulder.
- A grinding or crackling sound when you try to move your shoulder.
- Stiffness or inability to move your shoulder.
What Are The Treatment Options For A Broken Collarbone?
Surgery is indicated in young, active patients with severe displacement or shortening of the collarbone. Recent studies indicate that surgery is preferred over non-operative treatment if the fracture is severely displaced or the skin is broken.
Our team is here for you
When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.