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Collarbone Fractures

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Collarbone (clavicle) fractures are painful and often don't heal well. When they're significantly displaced, it's better to fix them. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, we no longer need to use plates and screws and open incisions to do this. We are able to do a percutaneous repair through a very small incision.

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