The clavicle, commonly referred to as the collarbone, is one of the main bones in the shoulder that connects the arm and acromion (bone on top of shoulder) to the sternum (center bone of the chest). Clavicle fractures are fairly common and account for about 5% of all fractures in adults. The most common causes are direct trauma to the clavicular region or blows to an outstretched arm that causes enough pressure on the bone to break. A clavicle fracture causes sharp pain with any movement of the arm and shoulder and leads to swelling, bruising, and tenderness on the collarbone region. Immobilizing the arm with a sling is often used to treat the fracture and produces good results in terms of healing, bone regrowth, and a full return of function. Surgically repairing the fracture can be utilized to realign a fractured clavicle that has shifted far out of place and to expedite better pain control, comfort, and reliable healing of the bone. Also, surgery is recommended if the fractured bone is out of the skin (open fracture) or causing neurovascular damage.