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Fractured collar bone. Coloured frontal X-ray of a patient's fractured collar bone (clavicle). The fracture is at centre (red). The ball of the upper arm bone (humerus) is at right, the spine is at left. The fractured parts of the clavicle will be surgically pinned together, and manipulated back into position. The joint will be rested to allow the bone, and soft tissues such as ligaments, to heal.
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