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View an x-ray of a fractured clavicle.
Bone tissue heals itself. Nearly 80% of all shoulder fractures do not need surgery.
A fracture to the upper arm bone (humerus) shows significantly higher risk for future hip fracture. Your physician may suggest medications to help prevent further bone loss and possibly prevent hip fracture resulting from osteoporosis.