Broken collar bone. Coloured frontal X-ray of a patient with a fractured left collar bone (clavicle). The fracture is at the top right of the shoulder. The clavicle articulates the sternum (not seen) and the scapula (shoulder blade). Treatment is by immobilising the arm and shoulder with a strap. The bones may also need to be pinned.
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Science Photo Library
The Science Photo Library provides professionals and individuals with fantastic medical and scientific photographs such as images of dinosaurs, human anatomy, marine life, physics and astronomic subjects. The menu to the right will allow you to refine your photographic search and help you find the perfect scientific picture. When you have you can have it reproduced in a number of ways including on canvas, framed or in large photographic format. You also have the opportunity to create a gift from it where your choices include mugs, t-shirts, key rings, fridge magnets and the like. These options are available on the individual image product pages.