Collarbone (Clavicle)

Collarbone (Clavicle)

Picture of the collarbone (clavicle)

The collarbone (clavicle) is one of the main bones of the shoulder joint. The collarbone holds the shoulder up and back, and along with the shoulder blade (scapula) and acromioclavicular (AC) joint helps increase the stability and strength of the shoulder. The collarbone also protects nerves and blood vessels from the neck to the shoulder.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofNovember 29, 2017

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