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Descriptions of Clavicle

Clavicle: bone linking the scapula and sternum
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Clavicle

Clavicle: The clavicle is a long curved bone that helps to form the shoulder and the pectoral girdle by articulating with the scapula. There is one pair of clavicles located in the upper outer portions of the chest above the first rib in the lower collar area. The clavicle also articulates with the sternum. The clavicle facilitates movement of the shoulder and serves to hold the scapula and humerus away from the thorax. The clavicle has many attachment points for muscles and ligaments and also provides some protection from trauma.

The clavicle is a part of the appendicular skeleton. Conditions that can afflict the clavicle include trauma, fracture, infection, dislocation and osteolysis.

Closely Related Organs: Clavicle

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Clavicle:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Clavicle

The following conditions are related to the organ: Clavicle:

Other Names: Clavicle

The following are other names for the organ: Clavicle:

Sub Parts: Clavicle

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Clavicle:

  • Structure of the clavicle

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Clavicle

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Clavicle:

Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

Organ types: Shoulder (18), Bone (91)

Number: 2 collar bones (one for each shoulder)

Related organs: shoulder (18), collar bone (2)

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Clavicle: Related Topics

Diseases List for Clavicle:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Clavicle' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:



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