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What is the most common way to break your collarbone when you're a teen?


The most common cause of collarbone or clavicle fracture for teens is a sports injury. This could be from playing organized sports and being injured during a play, or by falling or having an accident while riding a bike, climbing, and so on. Kelly L. Vander Have, MD, et al. Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents. In Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. June 2010. Vol. 30. No. 4. Pp. 307-312.

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