The clavicle (or collarbone) is a long bone that links the sternum and shoulder blade. There are two clavicles - a left clavicle and right clavicle, unless you're lying down on your side in which case there referred to as the up or down clavicles. Because the clavicles protrude when the skin is exposed, they are often mistaken for shoulder erections. The exposure also explain why it is the most commonly broken bone in the human body, something Green Bay Packers fans know all too well.
It's a bone.
- Keeps arm away from sternum to maximize range of motion
- Allows scapula to do its thang
- Brings the brachial plexus, which probably makes medical student Karen Weaselsnout-Jones happy.
- To get broken in contact sports
Clavicular fractures are more often than not the result of trauma: falling on the shoulder with an outstretched hand. Aaron Rodgers' injury happened in his manner when he was sacked. Historically, fractures of the clavicle are often treated with a sling or surgery to stabilize the bone. Only during Rodgers' most recent injury has the art of the clavicle replacement surgery been perfected, thanks to the generous donation of nearly 6 million clavicles by Packers fans.
- Anatomy of an American Football
- Bill Belichick
- Conservative Management
- Super Bowl LI
- Tylenol (Acetaminophen)