If there is a fracture the doctor may also ask for a stress test which is a special x ray taken with pressure applied to the joint this will help the doctor determine whether surgery is needed. First aid for broken bones and fractures medically reviewed by william morrison its also known as a fracture it can result from a sports injury accident or violent trauma. 12 distal clavicle fractures and acromioclavicular joint injuries stephen j franzino jeffrey t watson and raffy mirzayan injuries to the distal clavicle and acromioclavicular joint frequently fare well with minimal intervention and conservative management. Start studying orthopedic pathology fractures and joint injuries in limbs learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools. Fractures that need surgery usually have fracture fragments involving the shoulder joint or there is an additional fracture of the clavicle surgery involves fixation of the fracture fragments with plates and screws
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